Tag: net zero

Michael O'Leary rules out Ryanair frequent-flyer perks

Michael O’Leary rules out Ryanair frequent-flyer perks

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has ruled out the prospect of frequent-flyer perks telling passengers that if they want loyalty benefits they should "buy a dog". In an exclusive interview with The Independent, O'Leary stated the budget airline will remain apart from its rivals by not providing custo...

UK government confirms new SAF targets

UK government confirms new sustainable aviation fuel targets

The UK government has today confirmed new targets to ensure 10 per cent of all jet fuel in flights taking off from the UK is sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. The UK's SAF mandate, which, subject to parliamentary approval, will come into force in January 2025, will be one of the first glob...

Half of airlines increasing ESG investment, according to report

New research has found that half of airlines are increasing investment in ESG initiatives as the aviation industry's focus on net zero intensifies. A new report by Amadeus, a Spanish travel technology solutions company, showed that 54 per cent of airlines are looking to reinforce their climate comm...

Regulator bans airlines’ ads over ‘misleading’ environmental claims

The UK's advertising regulator has banned the ads of three airlines over "misleading" environmental claims. Air France, Lufthansa and Etihad have all had their adverts banned due to the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) concerns the airlines have misled customers about the environmental impac...

Infinium receives $75m to convert waste carbon dioxide into SAF

Electrofuels producer Infinium has received $75m in funding to convert waste carbon dioxide and renewable power into SAF and other low-carbon fuels. It comes in the form of a project equity investment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and will be used to "realise" Infinium's Project Roadrunner whi...

easyJet teams up with RTX to enhance operations

Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, is teaming up with low-cost carrier easyJet to activate GlobalConnect connected aircraft services on more than 330 Airbus aircraft in its fleet. easyJet will become the largest A320 operator in the world to deploy GlobalConnect. This new capability enhances safe...

Is sustainable fuel as green as the aviation industry claims?

This week marked what the aviation industry saw as a triumphant first with the successful flight of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) across the Atlantic. Upon landing in the US, Sir Richard Branson said the achievement will hopefully mean "the start of a...

ZeroAvia partners with Ecojet to provide hydrogen-electric engines

ZeroAvia today announced that it has signed an agreement with newly launched airline Ecojet for up to 70 hydrogen-electric, zero-emission engines.   Ecojet, which aims to become the flag carrier for green Britain, will begin operations in 2024 with conventionally powered aircraft operating ...

Pegasus Airlines makes moves to improve its carbon footprint

Pegasus Airlines says it is taking steps to enhance its operational efficiency and environmental commitments by adopting OpenAirlines' SkyBreathe 360° eco-flying platform.  With this partnership, the airline will be able to monitor flight data, implement new fuel-efficient procedures and identify ...

Southwest Airlines purchases 680 million gallons of SAF

Southwest Airlines last week announced an offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy LLC for up to 680 million gallons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Over the term of the 20-year agreement, once blended with conventional jet fuel, the SAF could produce the equivalent of 2.59 billion gallons of...

EU flags fly outside the European Parliament

70% of fuels at airports must be sustainable by 2050, rules EU

EU lawmakers yesterday approved new rules requiring airlines to use more sustainable fuels across the bloc in a bid to reach the aviation industry's green goals. With the global aviation industry aiming to be carbon neutral, or net-zero, by the year 2050, the European Union has introduced binding...

Will the global aviation industry reach its 2050 net-zero target?

Image credit: Ivan Shimko-Unsplash With international efforts to combat climate change ever increasing, aviation is often seen as one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, the aviation industry accounted for 2% of energy-related emissions ...

Birmingham Airport’s Flight to Net Zero Takes Off

Having first announced its ambition in 2019, the Midlands’ airport remains steadfast in achieving its 2033 target. Its roadmap prioritises zero-carbon airport operations while minimising the use of carbon offsets. The plan builds on a decade of learning and investments that have already seen...

AGS Airports commits to Net Zero as part of new sustainability strategy

AGS Airports, which owns Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has committed to achieving net zero for its direct emissions by the mid-2030s as part of its new sustainability strategy which it launched today (Wednesday 30 June). Scotland’s Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey ...

Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Today, Airlines for America (A4A) announced the commitment of its member carriers to work across the aviation industry and with government leaders in a positive partnership to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of that commitment, A4A carriers pledged to work with the government a...

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