About: greening aviation

Transport 14-03-2011

Aviation biofuels: A pie in the sky?

Airlines have committed to ramping up their use of biofuels in the belief that they can contribute to achieving the sector's pledges on carbon-neutral growth. For 2050, the EU foresees 40% use of "sustainable low carbon fuels" in aviation.

Greening air travel

Amid steady growth in air traffic and related polluting emissions, the aerospace industry is rolling up its sleeves to ensure that the sector grows in a carbon-neutral manner as of 2020.
Transport 14-05-2009

Air safety management in the EU

National air safety authorities in the EU are gradually handing over their powers to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is about to become a 'one-stop-shop' for managing the bloc's airspace, amid business fears that additional rules could hamper their competitiveness.
Transport 05-09-2008

Aviation security

Tighter security measures in airports and planes were adopted to fend off terrorist threats, but airlines warn they could also result in higher costs for passengers at a time when soaring fuel bills are already driving up prices.
Transport 24-06-2008

Single European Sky: Towards greener air travel?

With 27 separate airspaces, Europe's skies are getting increasingly crowded and polluted, leading the EU to push for the realisation of a "Single European Sky". But member states' reluctance to hand over sovereignty in this area could be slowing down the process.
Climate change 11-10-2007

Aviation and Emissions Trading

In an effort to tackle aviation's small but fast-growing contribution to climate change, the EU has decided to impose a cap on CO2 emissions for all planes arriving at or departing from EU airports. Airlines would then be allowed to buy and sell 'pollution credits' on the EU 'carbon market' (Emissions Trading Scheme).

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