May 27, 2014

Dealing with the other side of climate change

This website talks a lot about the many things the aviation industry is doing to reduce its environmental impact - including importantly on reducing emissions from air transport operations. But as I walked in to the ACI World Annual General Assembly being held in Seoul, I noticed that the South Korean Government was holding another conference in the rooms next door - this one is about preparing for the effects of climate change.

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May 20, 2014

Mallee-based biofuel looks positive for Perth Airport

Some good news out of Australia as Airbus and Virgin Australia release a study looking at the possibility of using a local tree, the mallee (a type of Eucalyptus) to produce sustainable alternative fuel for aviation. In a study released today, researchers found that with the right kick-start, there is a business case for commercial production of this second-generation jet biofuel.

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May 01, 2014

High-flying: jobs and the air transport industry

The air transport industry is currently a major contributor to global GDP and, by 2032, Oxford Economics estimates that the air transport industry’s contribution to global GDP will grow to $5.8 trillion. Only in 2012, the industry contributed $2.4 trillion to global GDP. This means that if aviation were a country it would be comparable to Switzerland, creating 3.4% of global GDP.

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May 01, 2014

Summit: interview with Willie Walsh

We caught up with Willie Walsh, the CEO of International Airlines Group (parent company of British Airways and Iberia) outside the main conference hall of the Summit.

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May 01, 2014

Summit: interview with Jeff Poole

We had a chat with Jeff Poole, the director general of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) about the role ATM can play in reducing emissions.

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May 01, 2014

Summit: interview with Angela Gittens

Angela Gittens, the director general of the global airports association Airports Council International (ACI), spoke with our TV crew in one of the coffee breaks at the Summit.

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