August 31, 2016

Aviation's future voices - Jodi

As part of our campaign to encourage governments to agree on a global offsetting scheme for aviation emissions at this year's ICAO Assembly, we have been speaking to young aviation professionals about their thoughts on the sustainable future of air transport.

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August 30, 2016

Aviation's future voices - Monica

As part of our campaign to encourage governments to agree on a global offsetting scheme for aviation emissions at this year's ICAO Assembly, we have been speaking to young aviation professionals about their thoughts on the sustainable future of air transport.

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August 29, 2016

Aviation's future voices - Robbie

As regular readers of this blog will know, we have spent the last six or so years working with governments to establish the world’s first sectoral market mechanism for dealing with carbon emissions. No other industry has been pushing to be charged for the growth in its CO2, but aviation realised back in 2009 with our global climate goals (another world first by any transport mode) that we needed to have some type of gap-filling system that allowed a balance between the growth in air traffic and the need to reduce the growth in CO2 from aviation.

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August 26, 2016

An American plan for alternative fuels

For a number of years now, we in the industry have been calling on governments to support the commercialization of sustainable alternative fuels. In fact, only a few months ago, leaders of all sectors of aviation joined together to pen an open letter to governments asking (among other things) for exactly that.

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August 25, 2016

Freeing up the skies in India

One of the main ways in which airlines can cut down on fuel consumption and the associated CO2 emissions is to fly the most efficient route possible. Ideally, every flight would take the most direct route, producing not only environmental gains, but a reduction in flying time and fuel costs for airlines. This, however, is often not possible, as many areas are reserved specifically for military use, excluding commercial aircraft from entering them.

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August 05, 2016

SAA takes to the skies on biofuel

Those of you who are familiar with our publication, Aviation Climate Solutions, might remember that we took a look at a particularly innovative alternative fuel project taking place in South Africa. Project Solaris, a partnership between South African Airways, Boeing and SkyNRG, has been producing sustainable alternative fuel by using nicotine-free tobacco. This tobacco, developed by Italian R&D company, Sunchem, also has a high level of seed and leaf production when compared to normal smoking tobacco, making it ideal for synthesizing alternative fuel.

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