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 […]

Environment

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 […]