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International Civil Aviation Organisation plan of 4% fuel reduction of new aircraft starting in 2028 not enough to halt emissions, environmental groups say

Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution

International Civil Aviation Organisation plan of 4% fuel reduction of new aircraft starting in 2028 not enough to halt emissions, environmental groups say

Easyjet will trial the hydrogen technology later this year. (Standard Easyjet aircraft pictured)

Easyjet's hybrid 'plane of the future' set for takeoff

The UK's largest airline has unveiled plans to develop a hybrid plane featuring a hydrogen fuel cell which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel a year.

The members of the WTTC are ahead of schedule for an interim target of a 25% reduction by 2020 and on track to meet their overall target of a 50% cut by 2035.

Travel and tourism industry ramps up global climate action

The world's largest travel and tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20% in the past 10 years and are on course to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2035, according to a major new industry report.

A TUIfly aircraft preparing for take-off at Hanover airport in Germany. Photo: TUIfly

TUI plans to 'step lightly' with aviation emissions

The world's largest travel and tourism business has embarked upon an ambitious new sustainability strategy with a particular focus on next-generation fuel development to slash airline emissions.

Friends of the Earth claimed that the Government's case for expanding UK airport capacity is

Environmental case for new Heathrow runway has 'Airbus-sized holes'

The Airport Commission's recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been labelled a "hugely damaging decision" and a "backward step on climate change" by green groups.

Aircraft fuel accounts for 99% of Virgin Atlantic's direct carbon impact

Virgin Atlantic decouples profitability from carbon

Virgin Atlantic has cut its carbon intensity by 2% in the past year thanks its growing fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft.

Air France-KLM is ranked as the best-performing aviation company on the Sustainability Scorecard

Sustainable aviation: Increase in biofuel use 'on the horizon'

A new report outlining the uptake of biofuels across the aviation industry claims that airlines are poised to shift up a gear on integrating sustainable biofuels into their operations.

Boosting air travel (and the resulting emissions) is a contentious issue, particularly among campaign groups, but the CBI believes the enviromental challenges can be mitigated.

CBI calls for global emissions framework to underpin 'green' aviation growth

Future growth in UK aviation can be managed sustainably provided certain measures are put in place such as a global framework to help airlines achieve emissions targets, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has argued.

The aviation firm and Carbon Trust Wales have seen the investment in energy efficiency returned sevenfold

VIDEO: Investment in energy efficiency saves £1.4m for aviation specialist

GE Aviation Wales has seen investment in energy efficiency pay off with £1.4m of savings on energy bills.

Danske Bank cuts CO2 emissions despite substantial increase in air travel

The Danske Bank Group reduced its carbon emissions by 8% in 2013, from 2012, despite reporting a 29% increase in emissions directly from air travel.

TUI Travel surpasses revised 2015 CO2 reduction target

Global travel company TUI Travel has surpassed its 2015 carbon reduction target of 9% from 2008 levels, largely through operational efficiencies.

Investment in new, more efficient aircraft has cut CO2 by 30% in some cases, says Virgin

Less CO2 per passenger by air than by car says Virgin

Virgin Atlantic has claimed that travelling by air is greener than travelling by car.

Virgin Atlantic has a target to achieve 30% savings in CO2 for every tonne of passengers and cargo flown by 2020.Image courtesy of Christopher Parypa

Virgin flights produce third less CO2

Virgin Atlantic has claimed that its $2bn (£1.2bn) fleet upgrade has resulted in up to 30% less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions on some of its flights.

Heathrow recycling pilot could set benchmark for aviation industry

A trial to encourage greater recycling of airport waste at London Heathrow could prove hugely influential by transforming the way the aviation sector treats airline and terminal waste around the world.

Old Mutual cuts carbon emissions by almost 13% in two years

Global investment services firm Old Mutual has reduced its overall CO2 emissions by almost 13% since 2010 but due to a fall in employees the company increased its emissions per employee.

The airline industry is the latest to respond to consumer demand for

Virgin Atlantic soars to sustainable in-flight catering

Virgin Atlantic's global catering operations are to be evaluated and rated for their sustainability credentials by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

Nordea behind schedule on energy targets due to fewer full time employees

Nordea has increased its energy consumption by 2.6% in 2012 compared to 2011 and is 'behind schedule' in meeting its 15% 2016 energy reduction target.

Energy efficient aircraft will take flight with Government's £1bn support package

The Government has outlined a £1bn support package for the aerospace industry that will focus on increasing the energy and fuel efficiency of aircrafts.

New technology heralds end of wind farm air traffic safety concerns

A number of wind farms which are stuck in the planning process because of concerns they may affect air travel safety, may soon get the go-ahead thanks to funding of a new technology.

BMW and Boeing team up to explore carbon fibre recycling

BMW Group and Boeing have entered into a strategic partnership to research the potential of carbon fibre recycling as both companies look to pioneer use of the material in their products.

The initiative could save up to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 per flight

Trials set to test environmentally 'perfect' air travel

The potential to save 30,000kg of fuel across 60 transatlantic flights is to be tested through a trial to see if environmentally 'perfect' flights are possible on a large scale.

If increased Aircraft Traffic Management systems optimisation was integrated into aircrafts, savings of around 9 million tonnes of excess fuel could be made each year

Aviation needs innovative ideas to take off for sustainable future

The future of aviation will see a significant drop in carbon emissions, despite an increase in flights, if the industry takes on innovative ideas to reduce its impact on the environment, according to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

The Coalition will consider a  Heathrow expansion after the end of this parliament

Rift widens between green lobbyists and businesses as Heathrow U-turn looms

David Cameron yesterday reassured opponents to a third runway at Heathrow that he would honour his manifesto not to expand it before the end of the current parliament.

Water reduction project takes off

London Stansted Airport has carried out a programme of leak detection and pipe repair that has reduced water consumption on the site by nearly a third and water use in 2011 fell by 205m litres compared with the year before. Sustainable Business finds out more.

Heathrow takes flight with engaging sustainability drive

Heathrow Airport is looking to improve its sustainability credentials through a collaborative partnership model which will share and embed best practice across three key areas - transport, resources and people.

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