Airlines

First Dubai-Durban INSPIRE flight

December 9, 2011 0

Emirates has flown the first INSPIRE flight over the African continent on the Dubai to Durban route. The Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions (INSPIRE) programme brings airlines, airports and air navigation service providers […]

Environment

Booz Allen/Volpe to advance NextGen environmental system

December 8, 2011 0

Booz Allen Hamilton announced it has been awarded a competitive $9.7 million task order to support the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in the […]

Airlines

Flybe partners with AirDat to provide real-time data

December 7, 2011 0

AirDat, a private US-based weather forecaster, and Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, have announced a partnership to provide real-time meteorological data for Europe directly from Flybe’s 83-strong fleet of aircraft. Flybe aircraft will be the […]

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 […]

Environment

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 […]

Environment

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) […]

Environment

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 […]

Environment

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 […]