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The European Parliament narrowly voted on 11 September to cap the use of first-generation biofuels with negative indirect land use change, or ILUC effects. According to the Parliament, first-generation biofuels should account for no more than 6% of the 10% target for renewable energy use in transport by 2020 under the EU Renewable Energy Directive.… » read more

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According to Boeing’s 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook, commercial aviation will require more than a million new pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians. As global aviation grows, Boeing projected that by 2032 the world will require 498,000 new commercial pilots and 556,000 new maintenance techs. Europe will continue to experience strong demand for new personnel by… » read more

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The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on 11 July to advance measures that promote advanced, environmentally sustainable biofuels and cap production of older, first-generation biofuels that have indirect land-use change (ILUC) effects because they substitute food cropland for fuel cropland. By a 43-26-1 vote, the committee endorsed the proposal to cap at 5.5 percent first-generation… » read more

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Boeing recently released its annual Environment Report, which found that the company has made large strides in improving its environmental performance — even as it has boosted its aircraft deliveries by 50 per cent from 2007 to 2012 and added more than 13,000 jobs. The report documents revenue-adjusted reductions from 2007 to 2012 in: Energy… » read more

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Boeing has been demonstrating the next generation of sustainable aircraft during the Paris Air Show, Euractiv reported recently. During the show, Boeing announced the 787-10, the latest version of its Dreamliner series. “The 787-10 Dreamliner will be the most efficient jetliner in history,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes head Raymond L. Conner. “The 787-10 is 25… » read more

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Boeing recently released a new video showcasing its ecoDemonstrator, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 outfitted with advanced experimental equipment to test and measure technology that can reduce aviation’s environmental impact. The video demonstrates how the ecoDemonstrator draws on natural features in constructing the wing and the variable fan nozzle. EcoDemonstrator program manager David Akiyama highlighted… » 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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With more than 7,500 aircraft entering service in Europe over the next two decades, the European Union has to move fast into the next phase of the Single European Sky. A few days ago the Commission adopted two new regulations to advance the implementation of both the SES and the deployment phase of SESAR, the… » read more

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