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This year is particularly important for aviation’s climate action. This week, representatives of the world’s governments will convene at the 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to enter into final negotiations on a global scheme for offsetting aviation CO2 emissions. If they agree on a measure, commercial aviation will be the first sector to… » read more

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Here’s a time-lapse view of the world’s “Largest solid 3-D printed item” being made. Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the object, which measures 5.3 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and half a metre tall. The component, a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build… » read more

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Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing’s improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax. See more Boeing innovations at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/   Discover more on the Boeing YouTube channel

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Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point renewable aviation fuel by airlines.… » 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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The International Air Transport Association on 3 June endorsed a goal of carbon-neutral aviation industry growth after 2020 — a goal called “CNG2020” put forward by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The IATA resolution emphasized the role that the aviation industry has played and is playing in pursuing sustainability, and it calls for national governments… » read more

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On 17 October 2012, the Climate Change Committee formally endorsed the Commission’s guidelines on “Biomass Issues in the EU ETS,” which are part of a series of documents intended to provide guidance to Member States on different aspects of the ETS Monitoring and Reporting Regulation. This includes guidance on how to implement – consistently across… » read more

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European Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas made the following comment a few weeks ago when discussing the Connecting Europe Facility: If transport does not flow or connect smoothly, our economy will fail to grow and we risk losing our competitive edge in the global marketplace. Put simply, transport enables us to connect to compete. Siim Kallas,… » read more

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Why Aviation Matters

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1kEiKDa5WHo” width=”455″ height=”325″ wmode=”transparent” /] Have a look at this video of a recent reception on technology in the aviation industry with perspectives from Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell and the Association of European Airlines.

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