April 24, 2017

Air Canada to operate biofuel flights in support of environmental research on contrails and emissions

Montreal - Air Canada announced today its participation in the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project (CAAFCER), a research project led by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to test the environmental benefits of biofuel use on contrails. This project will use advanced sensing equipment mounted on a research aircraft operated by the NRC to measure the impact of biofuel blends on contrail formation by aircraft on five biofuel flights operated by Air Canada between Montreal and Toronto in the coming days weather permitting. During these flights the National Research Council of Canada will trail the Air Canada aircraft with a modified T-33 research jet to sample and test the contrail biofuel emissions. The sustainable biofuel is produced by AltAir Fuels from used cooking oil and supplied by SkyNRG.

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April 19, 2017

Hamad International Airport becomes the first airport in the GCC to achieve Level 3 of ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation

Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has been rewarded for its environmental protection strategy, by successfully reaching Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ status in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. HIA is the first airport in the GCC and only the second in the Middle East and Northern Africa region to reach the Level 3 standing.

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