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by Gaspard Granger, aviation and shipping policy assistant at T&E Three prominent names in global business – Richard Branson (Virgin CEO), Paul Polman (Unilever chief executive) and Mo Ibrahim (founder of Celtel, the African telecoms company) – were invited by the BBC World Service to discuss the role of big companies in the fight against… » read more

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Aviation Climate Solutions

Author: Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) ATAG – The global aviation industry is taking wide-ranging and positive action to reduce the level of CO2 emissions connected to its operations. Airlines, airports, manufacturers and navigation service providers all know they have a responsibility to ensure that their operations produce as little carbon as possible. Some of… » read more

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Author: Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Next week, aviation experts from within the industry alongside interested parties from governments and other organisations will gather together in Geneva to attend the 8th Global Sustainable Aviation Summit. Since it was first held in 2005, the summit has become the main global forum for discussing issues relating to… » read more

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Firming things up

The Boeing 777X team reached a key milestone this week with the completion of firm configuration for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family. The team reached this milestone after years of collaboration with customers and suppliers to make sure Boeing had the optimal configuration for the airplane.     You may have… » read more

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This blogpost by Andrew Murphy, aviation policy officer at Transport & Environment, was first published by RTCC The gripping Solar Impulse flight, and the news that Airbus has patented a plane that can fly from Paris to Tokyo in under 3 hours, shows that 100 years after the Wright Brothers, the aviation industry remains one… » read more

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Component Services, part of Boeing GoldCare, reduces cost, increases efficiency Boeing has signed a contract with British Airways to provide Component Services for its 787 Dreamliner fleet. Under the 12-year agreement, Boeing will supply British Airways 787s with a carefully selected pool of high-value parts, enabling the airline to reduce its inventory management costs while… » read more

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Boeing projects a demand for nearly 1.2 million new pilots and technicians over the next 20 years, with the strongest growth expected in the Asia Pacific region. Boeing released its new Pilot and Technician Outlook on July 20th, showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000… » read more

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by Bill Hemmings, aviation manager at Transport & Environment As the crowds admire all the new aircraft and high-tech displays at Paris Bourget this week, it’s important to remember that the aviation sector faces a serious and growing challenge if it is to adequately rise to the climate change challenge. International aviation emissions have grown… » read more

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Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation’s environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers. Frederico Curado, president and CEO of… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Emmanuel Jahan, Chair of the European sectoral committee of social dialogue for civil aviation. Today, the Gulf states have taken control of some European airlines in order to consolidate their growing global supremacy in air transport. Qatar Airways is the biggest shareholder of the IAG Group (British Airways, Iberia and Vueling) with… » read more

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By Andrew Murphy, aviation policy officer at Transport & Environment Ending the generous tax exemptions aviation enjoys would create a level playing field between all transport modes, help meet our 2030 climate targets, and answer the EU’s call for a shift away from labour taxation. The Commission’s country-specific recommendations in its European Semester report last […]

This blogpost by Bill Hemmings, bunkers manager at Transport & Environment, was first published by EurActiv The UNFCCC negotiating text took an important step forward last week with the inclusion in the text of wording calling for the setting of emission reduction targets for international shipping and aviation, in the context of the objective of […]

This blogpost by Bill Hemmings and Andrew Murphy of T&E and Mark Lutes of Climate Action Network International was first published in Eco In the final years of negotiations for the new climate agreement, it’s still not clear if it will include the fastest growing emissions sources — international aviation and shipping, also known as bunker […]

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