Category: EU Emissions Trading Scheme

A320 Sharklets Receive EASA Certification – FAA next

Airbus Sharklet Certified – aircraft and engines to follow The European airworthiness authorities (EASA) certified new, fuel-saving wing Sharklets for Airbus A320 family aircraft with CFM engines. FAA certification is soon to follow. Similar “Winglets” have been installed on Boeing aircraft including the 737ng, 757, and 767. The winglets have been successful at providing fuel […]

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Lufthansa 747-8-I to Light Up Hollywood Sky + Win $15 iTunes Card

Boeing 747-8-I to Fly Frankfurt to LAX If you look up over the Los Angeles skies and you see a Lufthansa Bird, you may just be looking at the new “Jumbo” Queen of the Skies – the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. Lufthansa just received delivery of their fourth Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental with with the registration D-ABYF. […]

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First British Airways Boeing 787 Build Begins

Build begins on first British Airways 787 Dreamliner The building of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for British Airways has begun as part of a program to modernize the fleet. The carrier is currently refurbishing its Boeing 767 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft, but they have the mammoth double-decker A380 on the way and this first […]

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United Testing First Boeing 787 Delivery

The new build Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the rave of the airline industry at the moment as Boeing ramps up production and makes additional deliveries of the revolutionary, composite aircraft. Prior to entering service, United is taking the aircraft through providing and certification flights. Yesterday, September 26, United took the above aircraft on a 5 […]

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Advanced Winglets for 737 MAX

New Winglet to Provide 1.5% Fuel Burn Reduction Boeing has let the cat out of the bag today, announcing a new winglet design concept for the Boeing 737 MAX.   The new, advanced winglet will provide up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel burn savings, depending on flight range.  Keep in mind this is already on […]

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Queen of the Sky – Boeing 747-8-I to Fly

Lufthansa Launches Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental The Boeing 747 jet evokes a greater emotional response than any other aircraft.  It was the first jumbo-jet and is distinctly known for its “hump” – or upper deck – at the front of the plane.  Pan Am was the first customer and on February 9, 1969, it first took […]

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Airbus Rolls out the Sharklets

First Sharklet Equipped A320 in Toulouse Airbus is now swimming with the sharks, er, Sharklets, to reduce fuel burn and increase efficiency on its airbus A320 family aircraft.  The first new-build A320 with Sharklet wing tips has rolled off the line in Toulouse as MSN 5098 (pictured above) and will become one of several A320 […]

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EU starts Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme – UK APD tax increased

EU Begins Controversial CO2 Emissions Trading Scheme The European Union has rung in the new year with the requirement all flights to, from, and within Europe hold mandatory emission rights in the form of CO2 certificates.  The European Union is providing 82 per cent of the necessary CO2 certificates free of charge, leaving air carriers […]

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