Environmentalists criticised on Tuesday (9 February) the importance of new fuel efficiency measures agreed at international level, calling them "ineffective", due to the expected technological improvements in aircraft.
Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday (7 February) as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and the Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and cargo aircraft.
The European Commission is considering new measures to tackle what it sees as unfair competition from non-EU airlines as part of a package of proposals unveiled on Monday (7 November) designed to boost the competitiveness of Europe's aviation sector.
Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916 , Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.
With 8,000 projects in developing countries, the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is still clinging to life. But the Paris agreement might spell the end for the ineffective system. EurActiv France reports .
British Airways is the least fuel-efficient of the top 20 airlines travelling between Europe and North America, and the most carbon intensive way for a passenger to cross the Atlantic, the researchers that exposed the Volkswagen scandal today (17 November) said.
SPECIAL REPORT / European researchers foresee a time when people could travel across the globe in the equivalent’s of today’s hybrid cars – an airplane that uses fossil fuel when a burst of energy is needed, then switches to stored electricity while cruising to a landing.
SPECIAL REPORT / Building aircraft propulsion systems involves a balancing act between reducing fuel use and addressing noise and air pollution, a leading engine executive tells EurActiv at the Paris Air Show.
Used cooking oil is one of the latest biofuel alternatives used by aviation companies to reduce carbon emissions. But even if it is already used in planes, critics say production will remain insufficient to make a difference on a larger scale.
There are a number of possible solutions to reduce emissions in the aviation and shipping sector. But the relevant UN bodies should identify an emission reduction pathway, and ensure that any measures adopted are done so in a fair and equitable way, writes Bill Hemmings.
While global talks continue on a possible market-based approach to reduce aviation carbon emissions, jet engine manufacturers are “running as fast as we can in order to reduce the fuel burn", said Alan H. Epstein, stressing that engines are growing quieter and more efficient every year.
The European Commission urged the bloc's Parliament to exempt international flights from paying for their carbon emissions yesterday (2 April), retreating from its own proposal on the eve of a binding vote amid pressure from national governments.