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June 24, 2009
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Biofuels to the Fore in Fight to Reduce Emissions
from Reuters
Biofuels could be used to replace jet fuel in less than five years following recent tests by plane-maker Boeing, while the industry says it is putting billions of dollars into improving its environmental impact. Boeing's director for environmental strategy Billy Glover told Reuters that results from recent test flights using biofuels such as jatropha and algae had been "better than expected," meaning a partial replacement for jet fuel could be become a reality in "three to five" years. More

Frankfurt Airport to Become Airport Carbon Accredited
from Travel Daily News International
Frankfurt Airport announced its application to become Airport Carbon Accredited at the launch of the carbon emissions program during the 19th ACI Europe Annual Congress, taking place in Manchester. The voluntary Airport Carbon Accreditation program will assess and recognize airports' efforts to manage and reduce CO2 emissions within their direct control. It will also take into account collaborative efforts with airlines, air traffic controllers, ground handlers and others on the airport site. More

Would Dump Endanger DIA Planes?
from Denver Daily News
A group of Adams County neighbors say a proposed landfill in Bennett near Denver International Airport would attract birds and result in strikes with airplanes.The group of about 80 has gained strength from concerns also raised by the Federal Aviation Administration, airport officials and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The FAA wrote in a letter to Adams County planners that it will conduct an "airspace analysis" at both DIA and nearby Front Range Airport before backing the proposed 165-acre landfill. "Municipal solid waste will attract birds, and most likely, result in birds flying over the two airports," wrote FAA officials. More

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Green Group Proposes Surcharge at Jackson Hole Airport
from The Associated Press via USA Today
The Nature Conservancy says it's time for Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, Wyo., to pay for its use of land inside Grand Teton National Park. The airport is located on 533 acres inside the park but hasn't compensated the National Park Service for its use of the land for the past 25 years, said Paul Hansen, Greater Yellowstone program director for The Nature Conservancy. More

Environment Friendly Aircraft on Display at Paris Air Show
from Xinhua General News Service via Airport Business
As environmental initiatives and clean technologies are becoming popular, oil-saving aircraft and green-efficient equipment are also gaining more favor as evidenced at the 48th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. Airline companies, in the face of unstable oil prices and global depression, are placing more hope in green growth of the industry. The limited but most efficient way to save oil during air flights may be to build new engines and use lighter materials. More

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New Eco-friendly Media Takes Off with JetBlue
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Carspaze USA, Inc. is rolling out an innovative, eco friendly, advertising medium that transforms parking lots into large scale, drive-in brand environments. JetBlue is pioneering this new concept creating installations in Northern Virginia and Los Angeles, using in flight monitors and a concierge service to reinforce its "More" campaign message. More

Biofuel Takes Flight
from Word of Mouth
Maybe you support the goals of green fuel. But maybe you'd give it a second thought at 35,000 feet, flying in a plane partially powered by algae. The International Air Transport Association is hoping to achieve "carbon neutral growth" by 2020. To get there scientists and aviation experts are looking for the best biofuel. Over the past two years, a handful of airlines have used coconut, jatropha, and camelina oils in a series of short test flights. While it could be years before bio-jet fuels are integrated into airline travel, experts say the environmental impacts would be significant. More

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Migrating Birds Delay Completion of New Airport Terminal in Bulgaria's Plovdiv
from Sofia News Agency
The roof of the new terminal of the airport in Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv will be completed in the fall after all the swallows nesting on existing construction migrate south. The news has been announced by the CEO of the Plovdiv Airport, Andrey Andreev, after the Board of Directors decided to wait for the migrating birds to head south. More

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