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United Reveals Partnership With Sustainable Fuel Business Venture

The aviation industry is often misportrayed as a major contributor to air pollution, although global travel contributes approximately 2% of CO2 emissions, but is still defined as not environmentally friendly or sustainable, within itself. The largest, prominent issue facing airlines right now is the continuation of using traditional fossil fuels, which can be costly for the carrier and the environment. However, technological advancements and scientific research trends are causing the industry to undertake a huge transformation and shift towards an…

How JetBlue Is Tackling Climate Change

The aviation industry within itself is a major source of air pollution, emitting high amounts of carbon emissions and utilizing immense amounts of fossil fuels to power aircraft on short-haul and long-haul routes. Over the course of this summer, several major airlines have experienced a surge in passenger traffic as…

Delta, Deloitte Formulate Agreement For Carbon Emission Reductions

In the aviation industry, an industry which by its very nature seems to be detrimental to the environment, the pursuit toward minimizing air pollution and addressing component companies' carbon footprint continues as airlines worldwide continue to work to tackle the prominent issue.  Delta Airlines has become the latest player to…

Boeing Commits To Enabling Jets To Fly On 100% Sustainable…

U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a very challenging and important target that it is setting for itself. By the end of this decade, the company wants to make sure that all the aircraft being manufactured at its facilities will be able to fly using 100% sustainable fuels. Boeing has…

Amid Lawsuit, Interjet Faces Grim Future

After the Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet announced that it will not be operating any flights from Dec. 18, the bad news keeps coming for the airline. As announced, Interjet doesn’t have the funds to pay for jet fuel and its employees are now owed over three months of unpaid…

Singapore Airlines Posts Heavy Losses Over Ineffective Fuel Hedging

Last week Singapore Airlines posted the first full-year loss of its almost 50-year history amid a collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some heavy losses on its fuel hedging policy. The airline recorded a net loss of 212 million Singapore dollars ($149.1 million) for the fiscal year…

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…

The Complex Variables of Efficient Flight Planning

While it may not be top of mind to industry outsiders, flight planning in aviation is virtually an art of its own. It's where it all starts, sometimes even hours before the flight itself. While the subject may seem 'under the radar', it is without a doubt one of the…

British Airways Looks Toward Centenary, Announces Sustainable Fuels Challenge

With plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, British Airways has begun planning events focused on the future of flying, with particular emphasis on sustainable fuels. In collaboration with Cranfield University, British Airways has created a challenge, which has been dubbed as "BA 2119: Future of Fuels", with plans…

Emirates Reports Sudden Drop in Profits Due to Rising Fuel…

Dubai-based Emirates announced that its half-year profits suffered an 86 percent drop on Thursday. The news comes after the carrier, one of the largest in the Middle East, was hit by sudden hikes in oil prices. With fuel costs making up a third of the airline’s expenses and rising by…