Scientists to examine Pacific's 'global chimney'

Even though few people live in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, these remote waters affect billions of people by shaping climate and air chemistry worldwide. Next week, leading scientists will head to the region to better ...

Airline industry calls for CO2 emissions plan

The airline industry's mouthpiece called Monday for uniform global measures by 2020 to curb all aircraft carbon emissions, warning that a patchwork of competing proposals could emerge otherwise.

Birds do it—Passenger planes will fly in formation too

(Phys.org)—Toulouse-based Airbus, a world-leading aircraft manufacturer, has issued its "vision" of what truly smart flying—smart, that is, as in sustainable rather than smart as in sensor-packed—will be like in 2050. ...

Amadeus quarterly profit soars 30 percent

Spain's Amadeus, the world's biggest processor of travel bookings, on Friday announced second-quarter net profits of 164.6 million euros ($200.9 million), up 30.3 percent on the same period last year.

Paris Air Show spotlights fuel cost fears

(AP) -- Airlines will be seeking a cleaner, cheaper way to fly and planemakers will be angling for billions in new contracts Monday at the Paris Air Show, which stars a solar plane, biofuel jet engines and the Boeing-Airbus ...

Airlines wary of 2020 carbon-neutral target

Crisis-hit airlines said Tuesday that a plan to cap the growth of the industry's emissions by 2020 was ambitious and costly but agreed on the urgency of fighting climate change.

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