Aviation Sustainability News

  • Fri 20 Nov 2020 – Representing nearly 2,000 airports worldwide, trade association ACI World has adopted a resolution at its annual assembly that recognises climate change requires global collaboration and action, and adaptation and resilience should be key issues included in airport recovery plans despite the Covid pandemic. Opportunities should be identified to 'build back better' by keeping sustainability and resilience at the core of recovery strategies, says the resolution. […]
  • Thu 19 Nov 2020 – Over 20 European aviation and travel associations have called for a joint commitment between industry and policymakers to achieve net zero CO2 emissions from all flights within and departing from the EU by 2050. As signatories to an 'Aviation Round Table Report', they have urged EU leaders to join and actively support an 'EU Pact for Sustainable Aviation' by the end of 2021 by contributing […]
  • Fri 13 Nov 2020 – Microsoft, Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG have entered into agreements whereby employees of the software giant will have the CO2 emissions from their air travel between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and three West Coast destinations reduced through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) credits purchased from SkyNRG. The funds from the credits will be used by SkyNRG to supply SAF produced by World Energy in California and delivered to […]
  • Wed 11 Nov 2020 – Finnish sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste, which has ambitions to becoming one of the world's biggest suppliers to the sector, has signed its first agreement with an Asian airline. The mid-to-long term collaboration with All Nippon Airways (ANA) started with SAF-fuelled commercial flights from Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports late last month. On November 6, an ANA flight from Haneda to Houston, Texas, was […]
  • Tue 10 Nov 2020 – Qatar Airways has launched a voluntary carbon offset programme for passengers in partnership with IATA and ClimateCare. The programme has been developed through IATA's Carbon Offset Program, which aims to bring standardisation to airline passenger offset programmes and share best practice in the structure and implementation of carbon offsetting. The IATA programme has been independently audited and approved by the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS), which […]
  • Mon 9 Nov 2020 – US environmental groups say the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt the ICAO CO2 standards for aircraft into US regulations violates the nation's Clean Air Act because it fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite the EPA's findings that such emissions endanger public health and welfare. Moreover, they say, the proposal's failure to consider the statutory factors laid out in the Act […]
  • Wed 28 Oct 2020 – While there is no evidence that a pandemic of zoonotic origin, such as Covid-19, has been linked to air transport, the aviation sector can play an important part in mitigating the risk of future disease events and pandemics by strengthening efforts to combat animal smuggling, says a report produced for ROUTES, an international group of agencies and transport industry representatives fighting wildlife trafficking. Based solely […]
  • Tue 27 Oct 2020 – The recent overflight agreement between Jordan and Israel, which allows for flights to cross both countries' airspace, will result in shorter flight times, reduced fuel burn and an annual reduction of around 87,000 tonnes of CO2, based on the number of eligible departure airports, says IATA. Should the number of eligible airports increase and traffic returns to pre-Covid levels, the emissions reduction could more than […]