Birds do it—Passenger planes will fly in formation too
Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact, research suggests
Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research suggests.
Pacific flights create most amount of ozone
The amount of ozone created from aircraft pollution is highest from flights leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, a new study has shown.
World's first as fuel cell aircraft takes off in Germany
The world's first piloted aircraft capable of taking to the air using only power from fuel cells took off in Germany Tuesday, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions, its makers said.
Airliners could save fuel by taking a hint from birds flying in formation
(PhysOrg.com) -- From Leonardo da Vinci to the Greek tragedy of Icarus, birds have emboldened scientific minds to master flight. Now, Stanford researchers can be added to the list of ornithologically inspired ...
What commercial aircraft will look like in 2050
The aircraft industry is expecting a seven-fold increase in air traffic by 2050, and a four-fold increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But just how "fundamental" will those ...
Morphing is one way to make aircraft more efficient
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in aircraft design to ...
Airborne campaign preparing to probe pollution-climate link
(Phys.org) —The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on ...
Gasoline worse than diesel when it comes to some types of air pollution: study
The exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles contribute more to the production of a specific type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel vehicles, according to a new study by scientists from ...
Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own
Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Could air travel be linked to deaths on ground?
The atmosphere is full of natural and man-made chemicals, including emissions from fuel combustion and byproducts of living organisms. Many of these chemicals combine in the atmosphere to form tiny solid and ...
Recycling aircraft more efficiently
The aviation industry is constantly evolving so that it can design lighter aircraft, reduce consumption and emissions and put in place more efficient recycling systems that allow the valuable materials used ...
Southern California ozone pollution declining in recent decades
Many studies have documented the decline in ozone pollution and its precursors in the Los Angeles air basin over the past several decades.
EU says emissions down, but pollution scheme falters
EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.