Environment


Heathrow 3rd runway gains minister approval

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by UK cabinet ministers. The government’s economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, … More ››

London flight delay warning on EXCDS upgrade

UK air traffic control provider NATS is warning of possible flights delays and increased noise in the London area as its controllers transition from paper based … More ››

Heathrow expansion “at the wrong price”: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the UK Transport Select Committee’s endorsement of Heathrow as the right location to expand airport capacity, but warned that the costs could … More ››

Italy’s ENAV posts Free Route performance

Italy’s ENAV saved airlines approximately 30kg million of fuel with a lower emission of CO2 into the atmosphere of about 95kg million . Considering an average … More ››

EASA tackles aviation’s climate change impact

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing that newly designed aircraft types meet a CO2 standard from 1 January 2020, and that aircraft types already … More ››

Honeywell, NASA predictive boom technology to help halve supersonic flight journey times

Honeywell and NASA have completed a two-year test to determine the most effective way to show pilots flying supersonic jets where people on the ground … More ››

LHR refining steeper 3.2 degree approach

London Heathrow airport is conducting a second trial of a slightly steeper approach angle for aircraft landing – one of 10 practical steps it is … More ››

NATS makes further greenhouse gas reductions 

Improvements to the design of UK airspace helped save 55,900 tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to a report by air traffic services provider NATS. … More ››

Italy’s ENAV flight efficiency initiative delivers

Italy’s Free Route programme launched last December generated savings of 4 million kg of fuel and 1 million flown kilometres within just 24 days. The … More ››

SIA, CAAS operate ‘green package’ flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 ‘green package’ flights over a … More ››