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A Qatar A380. Citing environmental concerns, carrier has re-grounded the type to wait out the Coronavirus pandemic. It has opted to operate with more efficient aircraft instead. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Qatar Airways Grounds A380s, Begins Rebuilding Network

Qatar Airways has decided to keep its fleet of 10 Airbus A380s grounded, citing the aircraft's vast commercial and environmental footprint. “Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has taken the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market,” Qatar said in a press release. “Until passenger demand recovers to appropriate levels, Qatar Airways will continue to keep its A380…

How KLM Will Ensure Sustainable Operations Going Into the Future

In the aviation industry,  the ability to transport and satisfy the passengers timely and efficiently while still being able to pay the employees and make a profit are the ultimate goals for operating an airline. However, for the Air France-KLM group, their goals and visions for the aviation industry after…

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…

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…