Regulations and Government » Environment

April 1, 2011 - 7:10am

It is astonishing to many operators outside Europe, but under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme they are accountable for their engines’ carbon dioxide emissions from the minute they take off for a flight to or from Europe–even for miles flown outside European airspace. So, a flight taking off from Paris, Texas, to fly to Paris, France, will “pay” for its emissions right across the Atlantic.

April 1, 2011 - 7:05am

Hundreds of aircraft operators in Europe and around the world were scrambling last month to meet the March 31 deadline to complete the requirements for monitoring, reporting and verification of 2010 engine emissions under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS).

February 26, 2011 - 9:45am

Dassault Aviation conducted a "successful" flight test to evaluate laminar wings for large business jets. The flight was performed at the companyπs flight-test center in Istres, France, using a Falcon 7X equipped with an infrared camera to measure differences in surface temperatures between laminar and turbulent areas of the horizontal tailplane.

February 1, 2011 - 11:15am

Colt International is now offering a “turnkey solution” for flight departments that must comply with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS). The aviation fuel, flight support and insurance provider said its new Emission Reporting Program will ensure that operators comply with the March 31 deadline to submit verified 2010 emissions data.

January 29, 2011 - 8:00am

Airbus, Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aéreas and others interested in the feasibility of biofuels for aviation use are working to establish a “bio-kerosene jet-fuel” processing plant in Brazil, aiming to “gradually substitute fossil fuel with biofuel.” Other companies participating include Brazilian renewable energy Curcas and biofuel producer Brasil Ecodiesel, along with AirBP.

January 20, 2011 - 10:52am

Universal Weather & Aviation has unveiled an online portal aimed at making it easier for aircraft operators to prepare carbon emission reports for Europeπs emissions trading system.

January 13, 2011 - 11:14am

Colt International is now offering a “turnkey solution” for flight departments that must comply with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS). The aviation fuel, flight support and insurance provider said its new Emission Reporting Program will ensure that operators comply with the March 31 deadline to submit verified 2010 emissions data.

January 13, 2011 - 2:22am

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation officers and board members launched the Aviation Green Alliance, a new environmental initiative aimed at the general/business aviation industry, last Thursday at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon. “The flying community has become a target in the debate over emissions, noise, efficiency and other environmental concerns.

December 29, 2010 - 7:51am

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change last month the international aviation industry was recognized for its efforts to address climate change. “Few state delegations at last year’s climate talks in Copenhagen were aware of aviation’s ­outstanding track record on fuel efficiency or the global industry’s ­dramatic commitments to reduce our carbon footprint. This year

December 29, 2010 - 5:58am

Premier Solutions of America has introduced a new “eco-friendly” paint stripper that is “biodegradable, non-toxic, easy to use and easy to apply.”

The EFS 2500 paint and/or powder-coat remover has been engineered to replace hazardous methylene chloride-based paint strippers. MeCl is a known carcinogen and is a chemical classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 
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