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News from the AEF
from February 2016

“Technology myths” are stalling aviation climate policy

A new academic study has identified that “myths” surrounding aviation technology developments, such as biofuels and solar power flights may have delayed action to address aviation emissions. The study, published in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, …

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Aviation emissions must be accounted for in carbon budgets, AEF tells parliamentary committee

The Energy and Climate Select Committee has published evidence submitted in response to its inquiry into the fifth carbon budget. AEF’s response argues for the importance of accounting for aviation emissions in carbon budgets, as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change …

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ICAO establishes first binding CO2 standard for aircraft

The International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) environment committee has agreed a CO2 standard to be applied to all new in-production commercial and business aircraft delivered from 2028, and a separate technology standard for new aircraft designs from 2020. According to analysis by the …

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Economic case for airport expansion “opaque” says Parliament’s Treasury Committee Chair

The Chair of Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to set out his view that the economic case put forward by the Airports Commission was “opaque” and that Parliament and the public cannot …

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First EU-wide report on aviation’s environmental impacts shows growing challenges

A new report by European environment and aviation agencies – the European Aviation Environmental Report  – has found that the growth in European air traffic has outstripped technological and operational improvements over the past 25 years, leading to increased environmental …

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