Environment

FAA Awards $2m environmental grant to San Diego

October 20, 2011 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $2 million grant to San Diego International Airport to reduce the use of conventional fuels at the airport to improve air quality. “We are committed to helping […]

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Air France/Airbus claim the world’s greenest flight

October 14, 2011 0

Air France has completed a flight from Toulouse to Paris-Orly that achieved a fuel efficiency of 2.2 litres per passenger-100km, halving the CO2 emitted compared to a normal flight. The Airbus A321 aircraft commercial flight […]

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Airbus to support Greener Skies initiative with ATM Expertise

October 7, 2011 0

Airbus has been selected to provide Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Performance Based Navigation (PBN) expertise for the Federal Aviation Administration ´s (FAA) Greener Skies Initiative. As part of Boeing’s FAA System Engineering 2020 (SE-2020) […]

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NAV CANADA launches international green flight trials

August 30, 2011 0

NAV CANADA has begun flight trials, with its consortium partners NATS of the UK and Air France, to demonstrate new procedures to improve fuel efficiency and reduce aviation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for international flights […]

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INSPIRE Yields Substantial Fuel and CO2 Savings

August 26, 2011 0

Airservices played a central role in servicing two international Emirates flights through Australian airspace in mid-July that yielded substantial savings in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Results from the flights showed a combined total […]

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New environment regime at Helsinki to restrict night flights

August 4, 2011 0

Finland´s main airport at Helsinki shall restrict night flights, noise, emissions and water usage . “Following the stipulations requires that Finavia takes extensive action and investment,” says Samuli Haapasalo, CEO of Finavia. “However, the restrictions […]

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Three INSPIRE demo flights take to the skies

July 15, 2011 0

Three international flights will take to the skies this weekend to demonstrate how improved air traffic management can reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. As part of the Indian Ocean Initiative to Reduce […]

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Clean Sky launches latest call for green ops proposals

July 14, 2011 0

The next Clean Sky call for proposals features more than €2 million worth of work for businesses specialised in trajectory and mission management. Clean Sky is Europe’s aeronautical research programme to develop breakthrough technologies to […]

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Airbus/DLR research fuel cell powered taxiing

July 7, 2011 0

Together with its research partner DLR, Airbus is examining the potential of emission free ground operation using fuel cell technology. Airbus has already successfully performed the first flight test on a civil transport aircraft in […]