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IATA Director General Willie Walsh at The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting (Photo: IATA)

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2 emission by half of the 2005 levels. The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) consists of many different organizations as well as several different aircraft and engine manufacturers. Some of these…

Unruly Passenger Reports on U.S. Airlines Surpass 3,000

Its been 15 months since the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the airline industry, but the United States' domestic travel boom is helping carriers ramp up operations and begin their post-pandemic recovery. However, the surge came with an unexpected challenge - a shocking number of unruly passengers. Reports of disruptive behavior on…

Airline Lobbying Group Praises New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

Aviation has long been the target of climate advocates who say that the industry, which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change fears, has not taken enough precedent to reduce emissions and fight the climate crisis.  Now, it will be easier for airlines to cut their emissions…

U.S. Airlines Seek to Rollback Consumer Protection Regulations

The U.S. airline industry has submitted a long list of regulations which they are requesting the Trump administration revise or repeal, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. This follows a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) freeze on new regulations for the industry, in line with a presidential directive last…