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Clean Tech Soaring: An Interview with Solar Impulse Co-founder Bertrand Piccard

The Verb | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
The Verb

"We need to embrace clean technologies, not because they are eco-logical, but because they are logical" In early March 2015, a new kind of plane took ...

A Historic Step Toward Sustainable Aviation

Adam Klauber | Posted 11.23.2016 | Technology
Adam Klauber

You may be surprised to learn that air travel is already efficient. In fact, a flight between New York and Los Angeles achieves the equivalent of abou...

Lost Bag and Flight Delay Rules: A Band-Aid, Not a Cure, for Air Travel Woes

Roger Dow | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

White House officials announced new rules last week aimed at mitigating travel headaches such as flight delays, hidden fees and lost bags. That's good...

'Green News Report' - October 18, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major new international agreement to phase out refrigerants (HFCs); First...

5 Surprising Facts About Air Force One

Quora | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Quora

What are some mind-blowing facts about Air Force One? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answ...

Ready, Offset, Go! Aviation's Historic Climate Deal

Michael Gill | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Michael Gill

Anyone who has sat through UN negotiations knows that the process can be slow and frustrating. There are long stretches of inactivity followed by a day when you realize that big things can be achieved when people and countries come together to seek consensus. For those of us who have been working on climate issues in the aviation industry, last week marked the culmination of a number of years of work.

Fewer Than 18 Percent Of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

John Mandyck | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
John Mandyck

©2016 United Technologies Corporation, reproduced with permission, all rights reserved. As incomes rise with the global middle class growing from 25...

Will Aviation Climate Deal Help Save Forests?

Steve Zwick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Steve Zwick

The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for keeping the global rise in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-...

Brother, can you spare three cents (for the climate)?

Daniel Rutherford | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Daniel Rutherford

Optimism is growing for a potential deal at ICAO's 39th Assembly this week on a global market-based measure (MBM) to price carbon emissions from inter...

China a Key Player in Aviation Emissions Agreement

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

China and the U.S. have put climate issues back into renewed focus by formally approving the Paris Climate agreement at the onset of the G20 summit th...

Fighting Climate Change From 36,000 Feet

Michael Jenkins | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green
Michael Jenkins

A few years from now, every time you squeeze into an airplane seat, you could be helping protect the world's tropical forests. That's because the airline industry is considering a plan to make up for excessive carbon emissions by financing the preservation of those species-rich forests.

Why Don't We Ever Discuss the Carbon Impacts of Flying?

Megan Epler Wood | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Megan Epler Wood

Flights over 1000 miles long are responsible for over 80 percent of the greenhouse gas impacts of air travel. While environmentally aware individuals ...

Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler and the Overseas Workforce Yields Duty of Care

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Iram Ganju

As we prepare for our first international conference, someone asked what significance does the date of October 26th has to do with the Duty of Care Day?

What Good's A Forum If Nobody Can Get To It?

Michael Gill | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Michael Gill

The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.

Why Drones May Save Aviation

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Andrew Schmertz

A friend allowed me to fly his new drone this weekend along a quiet area of the beaches in the Bronx, New York. He came prepared: He checked the new...

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance. Not.

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Seconds in lore are splendid. We've heard that love is better the second time around, factory seconds are almost as good as factory firsts and everyone deserves a second chance, but a lot of heartache, anxiety and brushes with death have been the result of giving people a second thwack at the piñata.

Looking Back on 50 Years of Flight

Rob Britton | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

50 years ago this week, at age 14, I took my first airline flight. My buddy Greg and I finished Sunday-morning caddying at a country club (earned five bucks for 18 holes!), got on our bikes, rode 9 miles to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, and - just for fun -- flew to Rochester Minnesota, 72 miles away. The ticket cost $10.50 round-trip.

NASA Is the Earth's Protector, Take 2

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Alan W. Silberberg

A few days ago I was a guest of NASA at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center which is located on the grounds of Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

Ottawa Starts The Party Early For Its "Big Year"

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Ottawa is in a celebratory mood. Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation is just a few months away -- they're calling it Canada's "big year" -- ...

How to Prevent the Collapse of Egyptian Tourism

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Following three aviation incidents in less than one year -- the Russian plane bombing in Sinai, the EgyptAir hijacking in Cyprus, and last week's crash in the Mediterranean -- we cannot but say that the overall situation has become disturbing.

Are Outside Consultants Impairing Aviation?

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
Eric Lipp

The word impairment is defined on www.dictionary.com as "the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically". Ouch, is that me?

Tied for Last Place: UN Shipping and Aviation Agencies Dragging Down Global Ambition on Climate Change

Bill Hemmings | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Escaping mention in the Paris Agreement does not give these industries license to unravel its goals and yet, if left unmitigated, the fast growing emissions from these sectors will triple by 2050.

This Technology Could Keep Airports From Slaughtering Birds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green

Humans may have a new, nonviolent tool to prevent collisions between birds and aircraft. Surrounding an airfield with a "sonic net" — meaning fillin...

What Flying Taught Me About Commercial Real Estate Investing

Michael Episcope | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Prior to cofounding Origin Investments, I was a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. My greatest strength was being able to set aside my emotions. I never carried large positions overnight, and I never had an opinion about where the market was going, until one day I did.

Surviving A Crash & Avoiding Hypothermia (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

On January 15, 2009 US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia airport headed for Charlotte, North Carolina. Three minutes into the flight,...