Green aviation

Long-term forecast of aviation carbon emissions

Long-term forecast of aviation carbon emissions

The challenge for the aviation sector is that, on an annual basis, growth far outstrips projected carbon savings.

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Potential carbon abatement

Potential carbon abatement

Despite projected efficiency savings and the introduction of biofuels, current trends indicate aviation will still have to offset its carbon emissions in 2050.

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SAS aircraft

SAS aircraft

SAS argues that fuel efficiency is as important as the search for alternatives to kerosene and has already completed more than 10,000 ‘green landings’ limiting fuel use.

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SAS plane taxiing

SAS plane taxiing

Among the energy efficient techniques to be deployed from this autumn by SAS is to taxi to take off on one engine.

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SAS green landings

SAS green landings

Greener landings involve a controlled descent with engines in idle thrust mode, rather than the conventional “step descent”.

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Stockholm Arlanda airport

Stockholm Arlanda airport

Airports are also supportive of green landings because – by making flights more efficient and timely – they should help increase capacity and delay or avoid the need to build additional runways.

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