In time for Earth Day, Alaska Airlines has followed the example of Southwest, JetBlue, and KLM up-cycling their used interiors and converting them to useful travel totes.
EPA Recognises Boeing Efforts for Conservation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised Boeing for its conservation efforts and energy efficiency as it works towards zero emissions.
The award recognises that, during 2015, Boeing improved its energy efficiency, invested in improvements to energy infrastructure, and raised public awareness of the importance of conservation through its public outreach initiatives.
The 4 Most Environmentally Friendly Airports in North America
The five airports recognised have demonstrated industry leadership though their environmental and sustainability programmes.
Each year, since 1997, ACI-NA has recognised airport members for their efforts to protect and preserve the environment through specific programs, initiatives, or projects.
Airports can win one of four award categories.
Mitigation; Outreach/Education/Community Involvement; Innovative/Special Projects
FAA Commends ICAO for Progress Toward CO2 Standard
The UN’s International Civil Aviation Authority has announced progress on its new CO2 Emissions Standard on Monday. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta commended the agency on its progress.
easyJet and Cranfield University Reveal Sustainable Aircraft Concept
“Each aircraft would have motors in their main wheels and electronics and system controllers would give pilots total control of the aircraft’s speed, direction and braking during taxi operations. The system would therefore reduce, if not remove altogether, the need for tugs to manoeuvre aircraft in and out of stands, delivering more efficient turnaround times and increased on time performance,” the airline explains.
SAS Takes Off Using Flower Power
SAS has been renewing its aircraft fleet with a view to improve its environmental impact. It was the first airline in Scandinavian to add ‘next generation’ aircraft to its fleet from 2013, and will take delivery of fuel-efficient aircraft to serve both its short-haul and long-haul routes: Airbus A330 enhanced (from 2015), Airbus A320neo (from 2016) and later the Airbus A350XWB (from 2018).
Boeing and Canadian Aviation Will Convert Forestry Waste to Sustainable Bio-Jet Fuel
Boeing and Canada’s aviation industry plan to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into jet fuel.
Boeing Renton Now Powered By 100% Renewable Energy
With winter advancing on the state of Washington, bringing colder temperatures and shorter days, Boeing reports that its 737 manufacturing facility is now powered by 100% renewable energy.