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Worldwide, one in 10 airlines achieves carbon-neutral growth
#CO2efficiency rises rarely at the same pace as mileage
TUI UK and Thomas Cook Airlines among the top 10 most CO2-efficient airlines in the world
Worldwide, one in 10 airlines manages to keep its CO2 emissions about constant despite economic growth. By increasing CO2 efficiency those airlines nearly offset their growth in flown mileage. This is a first step to reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, calling for rapid and far-reaching CO2 reductions worldwide. However, the absolute carbon efficiency of these airlines is only average, showing the industries difficulty in constantly raising efficiency. These are results of the new atmosfair Airline Index (AAI) 2018, presented today.
Among the few economically growing airlines with constant CO2 emissions are Thai Airways (67 out of 100 CO2-efficiency points, efficiency class C), Finnair (64 points, class D), American Airlines (59 points, class D) and All Nippon Airlines (58 points, Class D), varying in sizes and continent of origin. “Our results show that the efficiency improvements of the vast majority of airlines worldwide is not sufficient, neither for the 1.5 degrees nor for the 2-degree target of Paris,” says Dietrich Brockhagen, Managing Director of atmosfair. “We need new, synthetic and CO2-neutral fuels and other more radical measures to curb CO2-emissions in the sector.” Globally, CO2 emissions from airlines grew by five percent, while the number of kilometres flown increased by 6 percent. The necessary decoupling of traffic growth and CO2 emissions is thus not in sight. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s CORSIA Agreement will allow airlines to offset their growing CO2 emissions by means of carbon saving projects outside the aviation industry. #Boeing #Airbus #airport #airplane #aviation #avgeek #aviation4u #aviationdaily #aviationlovers #planespotting #megaplane #megaaviation #Pilot #Pilotlife #Crew #Crewlife #Groundstaff #Groundstafflife