Tag: environment

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the major carriers of the United States, has announced that starting 1 March, 2020, it commits $1 billion to reduce its carbon footprint and become the first carbon neutral airline worldwide over the next decade. Aviation accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta admits there is no […]

British Airways Begins Offsetting Carbon Emissions on All Domestic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways kicks the new year off with a fresh initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions on all of its domestic flights. This is the smaller part of a bigger carrier’s commitment: zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airline said that it operates “up to 75 flights a day between London and 10 UK cities […]

Aviation 2019: Good Things to Remember

Reading Time: 5 minutes The year of 2019 has brought the aviation industry a number of tough challenges, indeed. Issues related to aviation safety, decreasing trust in the most reliable aircraft manufacturers and regulatory authorities, a large number of aviation companies going bankrupt, etc. 2019 was rich in various events. Although it is natural for a human being to, […]

Austrian Airlines Aims to Achieve Climate-Neutral Growth as of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting in the coming year, Austrian Airlines aims to grow in a CO2 neutral manner. The Austrian national carrier committed itself to achieving this goal within the context of the so-called “CORSIA” agreement. As of 2021, CO2 emissions generated by international air traffic will be compensated by investments in climate protection projects. In the year […]

G. Ziemelis: Is “Flygskam” Really the Right Thing to Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Flygskam” – still quite a new Swedish term that already made waves in the media. It literally means “flight shame” and was popularized by a teen climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden. The movement shames people into choosing other means of transportation instead of flying. While the aviation impact on climate is undeniable, like any […]

Qantas to Invest $50 Million to Make Aviation Industry More Sustainable

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas Group has committed to making aviation industry more sustainable by reducing its net emissions up to zero by 2050. To reach this the Group will invest over $50 million over the next ten years. The aviation industry in general contributes around 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Therefore, by 2050 aviation is set […]

Ryanair Becomes First EU Airline to Report Monthly Co2 Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has become the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km in May 2019. Accordingly, the airline delivers the lowest CO2 per passenger/km in the EU airline industry. Ryanair is determined to further reduce emissions to under 60g per pax/km by 2030. Ryanair’s says […]

Green Flying: Is It Possible to Implement?

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is no doubt that aviation industry has a great impact on environment. Various Non-governmental organizations (NGO) worldwide are searching for the best ways to solve the issue of rapidly growing carbon dioxide emissions as the number of air passengers exceed every forecast. And not just NGOs, as aircraft manufacturers are carefully designing new engines […]

Aviation Attempts To Make Environmental Issues Less Severe

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since the first commercial flight in 1914, the aviation industry has completely changed and grown to a major transport business. Rapid population growth is increasing aviation popularity and more frequent usage. For example, in 2011 2.8 billion passengers travelled by the air, whereas in 2016 the number grew to 3.6 billion air travellers. Therefore, these […]