Major US airlines target three billion gallons of sustainable fuel production by 2030

The goal is an increase from their previous commitment of two billion gallons, as part of the aviation industry’s pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

oneworld member airlines commit to net zero emissions by 2050

The group brings together airline companies, including American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and others

‘UK Government must establish a national office for carbon removal’

Green Alliance says the new department would ‘verify and ensure offsets are genuinely robust, measurable and benefit the environment’

Low cost coating to make aircraft greener

New thermal barrier coating for turbine blades allows engines to burn fuel more efficiently

Airline Association says it is tackling climate change but no one’s noticed

IATA says the industry is improving fuel efficiency faster than it promised and is planning carbon neutral growth from next year

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Leading airlines could miss the runway for climate change

A new report suggests many aviation businesses are not aligned with international climate change obligations

British Airways owner sets 2020 emissions target

The owner of British Airways has set a target to cut carbon emissions by 2020. The International Airlines Group (IAG) aims to reduce emissions from 95.4 grammes of CO2 per passenger kilometre last year to 87.3g in the next four years. IAG CEO Willie Walsh said airlines and governments should support the UN’s proposed system which is expected to save […]

NASA’s green tech could save airlines $255bn

Airlines could save billions of dollars in the near future as a result of green technologies. Developed by NASA’s aeronautics researchers in the past six years, they claim the new technologies could cut airline fuel use in half, pollution by 75% and noise to nearly one-eighth of today’s levels. Around $400 million (£273m) was invested […]

Airlines fly high with £155m fuel savings

Airlines saved £155 million in fuel costs in the last financial year as a result of more efficient air traffic control procedures. NATS, UK-based global air traffic management company, revealed improved use of airspace and innovative technology have also led to a reduction of more than 600,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. The savings follow the […]

Thomson owner beats carbon target for holiday flights

Holiday group TUI Travel said it has beaten its most “stretching” target to cut carbon emissions and saved more than one million pounds with energy and water efficiency over 2013. The group which has more than 30 million customers and owns travel firm Thompson said it cut the relative carbon emissions across all six of […]