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Heathrow promises to rank airlines on noise

Airlines flying from Heathrow are set to be ranked publicly on how much noise they create, according to new plans by the airport . The UK’s hub airport is also proposing a...

Airports Commission publishes Discussion Paper 04 on Airport Operational Models

The Airports Commission has published Airport Operational Models the fourth in a series of discussion papers to build the evidence base to inform its assessment of the UK’s airport...

Transport Committee publish report on Government aviation strategy

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee published its report on the Government's aviation strategy which rejects calls for a new hub airport east of London and urges the Government...

Airport Operators Association calls for better aviation connectivity to benefit UK plc

The Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, has responded to the Airports Commission position paper on ‘Connectivity and the Economy’ by calling for...

Airports Commission unveils new expert panel

The Airports Commission set up by the government to assess the UK’s long-term aviation capacity needs has unveiled a panel of leading environmental, engineering and transport experts ...

Airports Commission publish Guidance Document 02: long term capacity options sift criteria

The sift criteria have been published which the Airports Commission will apply to determine which options for additional long term airport capacity submitted by scheme proposers should be...

FAA and USDA to Continue BioFuel Research and Development

Last week, the US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending for five years its agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Administration...

Airport Cities: The Evolution

Interesting article in Airport World by airport cities guru, Dr John Kasarda, on the growing worldwide phenomenon, the rise of the aerotropolis and their increasing economic importance. ...

Sustainable Aviation demonstrate that UK aviation noise will not increase with near doubling of flights

The UK aviation cross-industry association, Sustainable Aviation , launched the industry’s first Noise Road-Map today , demonstrating that noise from UK aviation will not increase with...

CE Delft report launched - Framework for assessing expansion of London's airports

The RSPB, WWF-UK and HACAN have commissioned CE Delft to propose a general framework for assessing airport expansion and new airport development projects, based on best practices and...

Airports Commission - Invitation to submit evidence in response to Aviation and Climate Change document

Earlier this month the Airports Commission published ‘Aviation and climate change’ , the third in a series of discussion papers to build the evidence base to inform its...

2050 Climate Change Air Turbulence Increase Forecast

An interesting consequence of climate change has been reported in an article in Airport International ( www.airport-int.com ) but also in the general media. As climate change impacts more...

Airports get creative to combat threat of bird strikes

An article in the USA Today indicates the number of reported collisions between aircraft and wildlife is on the rise in the US. According to FAA and the US Department of Agriculture, damage...

easyJet lightens the load with new lightweight seats, trollies and sharklets

easyJet is introducing a raft of measures which will improve fuel efficiency and reduce C02 emissions. The fuel savings will come through a new, lighter seat and lightweight trolleys onboard...

Lufthansa strips A340 in weight-saving experiment

Lufthansa Group has stripped down an Airbus A340-300 to identify ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary weight and save fuel. In its experiment, shortly after a 12 hour flight from Rio de...

BAE Systems Research Aircraft in Arctic Cloud Study to Improve Climate Predictions

A BAE Systems research aircraft is about to help scientists measure cloud properties in the Arctic in a bid to improve Arctic climate predictions. The BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft...

Boeing, KLM Demonstrate New Technologies to Optimize Flight

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have begun a series of commercial flights that will demonstrate how several advanced technologies, fuels and concepts can significantly improve operational...

NASA Begins Flight Research Into Alternate Jet Fuel

NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated...

Bridging the aviation CO2 emissions gap: why emissions trading is needed

The Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University (CATE)  have published a research report 'Bridging the aviation CO2 emissions gap: why...

European lawmakers vote to back EU ETS suspension

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to back the European Commission’s decision to suspend the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for flights into and...
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