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A GOL 737-800 landing in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

GOL Pledges to Go Carbon Neutral by 2050

This past Thursday saw worldwide recognition of Earth Day from corporations and individuals alike. Among the celebrations and global conferences, Brazil saw for the first time an airline set its own goals and targets to go carbon neutral in the years ahead. GOL Linhas Aéreas, the country's largest airline by domestic traffic pre-pandemic — and currently, as of the last assessment by the country's civil aviation authority, the second-largest — has pledged to go carbon neutral by the year 2050.…

Etihad Partners With GE Aviation on Engine Cleaning System

Etihad has announced today that it has partnered with GE Aviation to launch the 360 Foam Wash to optimize engine performance on its Boeing 777 and 787 fleets. The airline is the first to receive a technical license for the 360 Foam Wash for use on its GE90 engines, which…

Breaking Down the New Airline Emissions Agreement

Over a dozen U.S.-based airlines and airline management companies have agreed to a new United Nations proposal that would work to cut emissions in the commercial aviation industry as a part of a growing effort by the organization to slow and prevent climate change. All three of the U.S. legacy…

easyJet Supports Concept to Reduce Emissions

European low-cost carrier easyJet has announced its support for U.K. based aerospace technology company Derwent Aviation’s design changes to current generation jet engines, which are said to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide. This support is part of the airline’s strategy to progressively operate even more sustainably by…

Study Shows Airlines Failing to Meet Emissions Targets

According to a new study from the Atmosfair Airline Index, despite improvements in technology among many now-top-selling aircraft—including Boeing's 737 MAX and 787 and Airbus's A320neo —airlines will not be able to make "significant" changes in their carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Guardian. According to the report, released December…

ICAO Redefines Fossil Fuels in Attempt to Reduce Global Aviation…

Much to the dismay of environmentalists, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, came to an agreement to declare fossil fuels as “green alternative fuels” to help reduce carbon emissions by the global aviation industry. The agreement is a real head-scratcher for most, requiring a…

Global Emissions Standard Close to Being Adopted

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is close to adopting a global CO2 emissions standard after making significant progress in the past week. The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international experts on ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), paving the way for its ultimate adoption by…