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How to Manage Environmental Risk in a Complex Organization: Tips from DIA

[Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles based on interviews from experts in the field who will be speaking at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in June.] Environmental management becomes more challenging as organizations grow in complexity, but Denver International Airport – the first US airport … Read more »

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Commercial-Scale Renewable Jet Fuel Produced Using Honeywell UOP Technology

Honeywell UOP says its technology is being used to produce commercial-scale amounts of renewable jet and diesel fuels. AltAir Paramount is using Honeywell UOP’s renewable jet fuel process technology to convert a variety of sustainable feedstocks into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel at the world’s first dedicated commercial-scale renewable jet fuel … Read more »

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AkzoNobel Coating Improves KLM Aircraft’s Efficiency

An AkzoNobel coating, used on KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, offers potential weight reduction, which helps lower fuel costs, and uses less paint, which means the aircraft can fly more efficiently than comparable aircraft. KLM chose AkzoNobel to supply its aerospace coating to the aircraft. The basecoat/clearcoat system also produces … Read more »

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Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

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NASA Technologies Could Save Airlines Billions, Cut Pollution 75%

Donald Trump’s plane violating UK carbon emissions rules may have snagged the bulk of the aviation-emissions headlines last week, but an announcement by NASA may prove to be even bigger than the presidential hopeful’s ego. NASA says US airlines could save more than $250 billion, cut airline fuel in half … Read more »

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Trump Company Fined for Plane’s Carbon Emissions

A Donald Trump company has been fined by the UK’s Environment Agency for breaking the county’s carbon emissions rules. The penalty is for a flight to the UK in a plane owned by DJT Operations, a part of the Trump Organization, owes £1,610 ($2,347) under the European Union’s carbon pollution … Read more »

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Partnership to Reduce Aviation Emissions Takes Off at Sea-Tac

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to reduce aviation emissions by powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first US airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviation biofuel into its infrastructure. The partnering … Read more »

Airports, UNFCCC Sign Climate Neutrality Partnership

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Airports Council International (ACI) have formed a partnership to cut emissions from airports and bring the airline travel industry closer to climate neutrality. Emissions reductions will be achieved through the use of energy-efficient lighting, cooling and heating systems, solar energy, … Read more »

GE Invests $200M to Build Ultra-Lightweight Materials

General Electric Aviation will invest more than $200 million to construct two factories that will mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines. The factories will be built adjacent to one another on 100 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. … Read more »

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Honeywell Tech Can Help Aviation Industry Halve CO2 Emissions

Two Honeywell Aerospace technologies — the SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System and the EGTS electric taxiing system — have been recognized by the Air Transport Action Group as solutions that can help support the aviation industry’s goal to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050 against a 2005 baseline. Honeywell’s SmartPath … Read more »

FedEx to Buy 24M Gallons of Jet Biofuel

FedEx Express will buy about 3 million gallons of renewable jet fuel per year from Red Rock Biofuels through 2024. The biofuels company says the first delivery is expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of jet fuel. Red Rock’s first refinery, funded … Read more »