January 22, 2015

Economic impact of airports in Europe

The team at airports group ACI Europe have this week published a report which sets out in some detail the economic and social benefits that can be brought to countries and local communities by an airport in Europe. Of course, many of these general benefits will be replicated in other regions of the world, but the statistics in this report relate specifically to Europe.

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January 20, 2015

1m tonnes of aviation CO2 being saved each year in UK airspace

Regular readers of this blog will be used to reading about the benefits of the aviation industry’s work on fuel efficiency and the huge effort being put into achieving the global annual target of 1.5% increase in fuel efficiency. Every now and then it’s good to get a perspective on what these savings actually mean in terms of CO2 being released into the atmosphere and what this actually means to the environment

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January 14, 2015

KLM runs final MD-11 flight

Aviation buffs will have shed a tear recently as KLM operated their last scheduled passenger flight using an MD-11, ending their 80 year relationship with the now long-gone manufacturer McDonnell Douglas.

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