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After the European Commission revived a plan to include non-EU airlines in the Emissions Trading Scheme from 2014 through 2020, Euractiv reports that MEPs are objecting to the Commission’s proposal. During a Transport Committee meeting on 15 November, MEPs criticized the proposal for going against the historic ICAO agreement on multilateral emissions controls, risking the… » read more

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At its just-completed triennial general assembly, the International Civil Aviation Organization on October 4 reached agreement on a multilateral, global plan to reduce aviation’s impact on climate change. ICAO member states agreed to develop a market-based measure that would apply to aviation by 2020. ICAO will review governments’ plans and approve them at the next… » read more

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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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As aviation professionals from around the world gather in Montreal next week for the triennial ICAO General Assembly, ATAG has produced a special issue of Flightpath that crystallises several issues on the ICAO agenda. Among these highlights: Aviation’s leading role in tackling climate change. This is expected to be the top item on ICAO’s agenda.… » 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 global aviation industry recently submitted a Working Paper to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on what we feel is the best way forward for dealing with aviation’s climate impact. It comes as governments finalise their plans to meet in late September at the 38th ICAO Assembly. While this meeting will explore the whole… » 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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