Aviation

Global Europe 06-05-2022

Russia must return over 400 stolen airplanes, MEPs demand

The European Parliament passed on Thursday (5 May) a resolution on the impact of the Russian aggression on the transport and tourism sector, which calls on Russia to return over 400 airplanes leased from foreign companies it has stolen.
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03-05-2022

Wanted: Impactful Solutions to power Sustainable Aviation

Impactful, disruptive technologies that push the boundaries of innovation are required to make climate-neutral aviation a reality by 2050.
29-04-2022

Climate impact of flying could be two thirds higher than thought

The EU's proposed green aviation law overlooks the true climate cost of flying, with the non-CO2 effects of air travel producing two to four times the impact of carbon emissions, a Greens MEP has said.
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20-04-2022

Clean Aviation’s journey to climate neutrality by 2050

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Clean Aviation aims to develop, integrate and demonstrate disruptive technological innovations into new aircraft concepts by 2030.  This will decrease aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by no less than 30%, compared to 2020 state-of-the-art technology, and pave the way towards climate-neutral aviation by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal’s vision.
25-03-2022

First clean jets will be ready for commercial flight by 2035, industry says

Carbon-emission free aircraft – either electric or hydrogen-powered – will be developed within six years, with the first jets commercially carrying passengers "from 2035 onwards," industry experts have forecast.
Europe's East 14-03-2022

Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17

Australia and the Netherlands said on Monday (14 March) they had begun joint legal action against Russia at the United Nations' aviation agency over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 eight years ago.
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10-03-2022

Clean Aviation off to a flying start

Transforming aviation into a lean and green, climate-neutral mode of transport by 2050 is the ultimate goal for the aviation sector. This is a serious and pressing challenge at a time when the aviation industry is only starting to recover from unprecedented damaged caused by the Covid pandemic.
Global Europe 08-03-2022

Israel in balancing act to keep its airlines flying to Russia

Israel was poised Tuesday (8 March) to extend financial guarantees for its airlines to fly into Russia, raising criticism in Kyiv as most Western airlines boycott Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. A source in Israel’s finance ministry who spoke...
08-03-2022

For how long will flying less remain the best way to reduce aviation’s climate impact?

While technological solutions may cut aviation emissions in the future, flying less is the best option to reduce our climate impact now, writes Andrew Murphy.
03-03-2022

Pandemic-weary airlines brace for fallout from Ukraine crisis

European airlines face higher fuel prices, longer journey times, and cancelled eastbound flights as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the latest crisis to afflict an industry still reeling from the global pandemic.
27-02-2022

EU closes airspace to Russian aircraft

EU officials have imposed a bloc-wide ban on Russian aircraft entering EU airspace, adding to a massive package of financial, economic, and political sanctions.
Europe's East 25-02-2022

Airline industry shifts attention to Russia risks after Ukraine airspace closed

The fallout to the global aviation industry from Russia's invasion of Ukraine is spreading beyond the airspace closings over the conflict zone as airlines, lessors and manufacturers face up to growing risks of doing business with Russia.
24-02-2022

Airbus to test hydrogen jet engine in step towards zero emission aviation

Airbus has announced plans to test a hydrogen-powered jet engine by the middle of the decade, as the world’s largest plane manufacturer pushes to meet its 2035 deadline of building a zero emission aircraft.
07-02-2022

MEP Jutta Paulus: Cheap flights are distorting the EU transport market

The proposed ‘ReFuelEU Aviation’ regulation is a basis to ensure that industry bears the true cost of aviation’s impact on the environment, argues MEP Jutta Paulus.
04-02-2022

Budget airlines push for end to carbon market exemption for long-haul carriers

Low-fares airlines have called on EU lawmakers to scrap exemptions which allow European long-haul carriers to avoid paying for carbon emissions on flights outside of Europe.

Advanced biofuels can replace used cooking oil in aviation, industry says

Pressure is growing on EU lawmakers to ensure agricultural and waste residues are legally required in the production of green jet fuel to prevent a reliance on imported used cooking oil.
Biofuels 21-01-2022

Lawmaker proposes raising EU green jet fuel target to 100% by 2050

A draft European Parliament report calls for greater ambition in the EU’s proposed green jet fuel law, including a higher percentage of mandatory sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for planes refuelling in the bloc.
13-01-2022

Commission denies existence of ghost flights amid carrier concerns

Europe's use it or lose it airport slot rule has not created issues for airlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, nor is there any evidence of carriers operating ghost flights because of the rule, a senior European Commission official said on Thursday.
12-01-2022

Ryanair and Lufthansa clash over EU’s airport slot rules

Two of Europe's largest airlines have revived a spat over the environmental impact of Europe's take-off slot rules, with Ryanair accusing Germany's Lufthansa of exploiting climate concerns to stifle competition.
27-12-2021

For third day, COVID-19 crimps Americans’ holiday travels

US airlines cancelled more than 1,300 flights on Sunday (26 December) as COVID-19 thinned out the number of available crews, while several cruise ships had to cancel stops after outbreaks on board, upending the plans of thousands of Christmas travelers.
24-12-2021

More than 2.000 Christmas Eve flights cancelled amid Omicron surge

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have cancelled hundreds of Christmas Eve flights, as the spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant takes a toll on its flight crews and other workers.
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06-12-2021

Clean Aviation takes off on quest for green skies

The European Partnership for Clean Aviation has taken off! With the support of the European Union and in line with the European Green Deal’s objectives, the new Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking will pave the way towards climate-neutral aviation in Europe by 2050.
26-11-2021

EU moves to halt air travel from southern Africa over COVID variant

The European Union aims to halt air travel from the southern African region amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday (26 November).
Biofuels 08-11-2021

EU’s strict green criteria for biofuels will hinder supply, MEPs warn

The EU’s "restrictive" approach to biofuels sustainability criteria will harm producers’ ability to meet increased demand for green fuels coming from the transport sector, says Henna Virkkunen, a Finnish lawmaker in the European Parliament.