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The European Commission recently unveiled its new infrastructure policy, which includes nine key transport corridors connecting key European economic centres and improve east-west connections across the bloc. The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) will connect key airports, seaports, roads and railways to increase productivity and environmental sustainability. Aviation will play a key role in TEN-T, as… » read more

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ACI Europe’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has been selected as one of the three finalists of the EU-wide low-carbon contest World You Like Challenge — previously reported on the Aviation Blog. Over 285,000 members of the public voted to select 10 semi-finalists from an original list of 269 projects, and Airport Carbon Accreditation has been… » 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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Voting for the World You Like Challenge — an EU-wide low-carbon contest launched last year by EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard —is on now through 6 September. The public can vote to create a shortlist from the 269 projects that can help build a world you like, with a climate you like. ACI… » 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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