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FedEx: Pushing the Envelope on Sustainability
By Marc Gunther
Published October 23, 2009


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.

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Paperless Boarding Passes
Author: Lizelle Jackson
Published Nov 22, 2009


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.

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United States 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 States.
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Budget Airlines

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.

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Japan Airlines plans biofuel test flight
Carrier hopes Boeing 747 test will offer way to cut greenhouse gases


TOKYO - Japan Airlines said it plans a test flight of a Boeing 747 partially powered by biofuel by early next year as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions.



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Australian airlines go green
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.


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Virgin Atlantic

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."


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