June 29, 2015

Paris Air Forum

On 12 June, the annual Paris Air Forum took place in the French capital, with the great and the good from all sectors of the aviation industry gathering to discuss issues of importance. As you might expect, the issue of climate change was debated with Michael Gill (Executive Director of ATAG), Julie Felgar (Managing Director of Environmental Strategy and Integration at Boeing), Marwan Lahoud (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Airbus and Chairman of GIFAS), all moderated by Geseche Wüpper (President of AJPAE).

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June 18, 2015

Director General of IATA, Tony Tyler, at the Paris Air Show

Le Bourget - At the Paris Air Show today, the Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, joined a panel of influential speakers from industry, government and science to discuss aviation’s action on climate change.

Speaking alongside Marwan Lahoud (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Airbus Group and Chairman, GIFAS), French Ministers Ségolène Royal and Laurent Fabius and Philppe Ciais (member of the IPCC), Tyler set out the encouraging progress being seen in aviation climate issues and the commitment of all in the industry to cutting carbon emissions.

Below is a transcript of his speech, which we thought you might find interesting.

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June 18, 2015

The Airbus E-Fan

While a lot of attention has been focused on the ongoing round-the-world trip of the solar powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, another emissions-free aircraft has been shown off this week at the Paris Air Show. This aircraft, however, relies on electric batteries, rather than solar panels.

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June 15, 2015

Illegal wildlife trade

There were a lot of topics covered at the AGM of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week. In a previous blog we took a look at an interview with the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, where he discussed the value of aviation to the Ethiopian economy. Today, we thought that you might find this speech from the Secretary General of CITES, John Scanlon, on the issue of wildlife crime interesting.

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June 11, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines looking to the future

The AGM of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has been taking place in Miami this week, with a jam-packed schedule covering all manner of issues of importance to airlines, such as safety and, of course, the environment. One of the main advantages of the IATA AGM is that it provides an opportunity for aviation professionals from all over the globe to gather together and discuss current issues and upcoming regulations.

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June 05, 2015

World Environment Day 2015

Today is World Environment Day and throughout the aviation industry a lot is happening to celebrate climate action, so we thought we would round up a selection of the environmental initiatives taking place today.

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June 03, 2015

3D printing creates big emissions savings

3D printing has been one of the stand-out innovations to come out of the last few years and had been used to manufacture all manner of things. As you might expect, the aviation industry has been an early mover on the manufacturing side – you might remember reading an earlier blog about how ceramic matrix composites have been used to 3D print components for CFM’s new LEAP engine.

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