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Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



Bent Wing Flight Services to open new terminal at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

A look at the design for the new terminal at Florida's Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, which will open in June 2018 and takes its inspiration from the F4U Corsair airplane, which is known for its inverted gull wings and has the moniker ‘the Bent Wing Bird’.

26th March 2018



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ICAO announces CO2 emissions aircraft standard

The council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized division of the United Nations set up in 1944, has approved the first international carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standard for aircraft. The ICAO’s 191 member states can now adopt and implement the new standard in their national regulations to reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

The standard will apply to new-design large aircraft from 2020 onward, and to smaller new-design models, including business jets, from 2023. All covered in-production aircraft must meet the standard by 2028, with exemptions applying to small turbine-powered models under 5,700kg maximum take-off mass (MTOM), along with piston-engine aircraft and turboprops under 8,618kg MTOM.

Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO council president, said, “International civil aviation has once again taken pioneering action to address the impact of aviation CO2 emissions on the global climate, making air transport the first industry sector globally to adopt a CO2 emissions design certification standard. Alongside our 39th assembly’s landmark agreement last October on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), this latest development confirms our sector’s leadership and concrete actions toward ensuring a sustainable and environmentally responsible future for global civil aviation.”

Dr Fang Liu, ICAO secretary general, added, “This historic accomplishment places aviation in an even better position as we look forward to a greener era of air transport development. The dedicated work of the ICAO secretariat, the hundreds of experts who compose ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) and the state representatives on our Air Navigation Commission has been highly appreciated.”

March 9, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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