FedEx, for example, recently took delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter, uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the rest of its fleet. Even better, it can fly from FedEx’s Memphis hub to China without having to stop for refueling in Anchorage, as its older planes do.
Paperless boarding passe's they're one less thing to carry at the
airport and one less reason to cut down trees. Newark has just become
the fourth airport to participate in a pilot program directed by the
Transportation Security Administration and Continental Airlines.
U.S. airlines must start paying for carbon credits to offset their
carbon dioxide emissions or face restrictions, or a possible ban, on
flights to the European Union, according to EU Transport Commissioner
Jacques Barrot. The United States and the EU will begin negotiating the
second phase of their open skies agreement in May 2008, and Barrot
said negotiations will include a demand that U.S. airlines join the EU
emissions trading system or set up something equivalent in the United
The chief executives of Australia's two budget airlines say their
industry must do its fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but
they have also called on the Federal Government to quickly introduce
market-driven solutions. The global airline industry is expanding
thanks to low-cost carriers, but that means pollution from airplanes is
also growing. In the current environment, the industry is under
pressure to clean up its act.
Qantas and Jetstar start C02 offset programs for passengers
SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's flagship Qantas Airways Ltd. and its popular budget carrier Jetstar launched a program Wednesday allowing passengers to offset the carbon dioxide emissions their flights cause.
There were a couple of strange things about the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 that taxied out along one of London Heathrow's two main runways and took off into the bright sky late Sunday morning. First, there were only five people on board, while more than 100 watched intently from a nearby hangar. Second, the plane was the first commercial jet ever to fly on biofuel. "This is the first stage on a journey towards renewable fuel," Virgin founder Richard Branson told reporters in the hangar shortly before takeoff. "It's the equivalent of those exciting first few steps of a baby."