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by mmKUL
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

IMHO, this is green-washing -- declaring environmental goals when the real purpose is saving money from reduction in travel or savings from reductions in other energy use. This is cutting the travel budget from a moral high ground. With again audits missing wirecard's fraud, I not sure how not trav...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

The cost of offsetting carbon emissions is trivial relative to the cost of travel (at least at today's offset prices... depending on exactly the quality of the offset) - typically on the order of 3-5% of the flight cost. At least with major airlines (e.g. US4 in North America), PwC will bake this i...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

The cost of offsetting carbon emissions is trivial relative to the cost of travel (at least at today's offset prices... depending on exactly the quality of the offset) - typically on the order of 3-5% of the flight cost. At least with major airlines (e.g. US4 in North America), PwC will bake this i...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

a fast growing list of companies globally are setting ambitious carbon reduction targets for themselves (and most importantly their full value chain This could use more discussion on this site. It is increasingly going to be a problem for the aviation industry. Solutions are difficult, not intracta...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

Some sort of bio-fuels, a little more in offsets, more efficient airport/ATC could give the improvements those global companies will be demanding. I suspect a couple percent improvements per year might be possible. Unfortunately, offsetting is not a recognised approach to reducing their emissions f...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

I'm not sure it can be classed as greenwashing if it is genuinely materially reducing the impacts of your full value chain. Greenwashing is usually a label for environmental measures that lead to marginal environmental improvements. And, if money saving is also enjoyed - that surely will simply enha...

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by mmKUL
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Impact on airlines from growing corporate sustainability

The current pandemic has forced economies to trial remote working which is beginning to influence longer term expected behaviours (for example some companies are exploring long term greater home working and office reductions). In parallel to this, a fast growing list of companies globally are settin...

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by mmKUL
Sat May 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56592

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Let us not ignore the fast growing number of global corporates setting ambitious carbon reduction targets for their own operations and their value chains. For many, business travel is a significant element. The current pandemic has demonstrated the opportunity to significantly reduce the frequency o...

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by mmKUL
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257890

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

If this non stop route went in to service, are there any estimates of the increase in co2 emission per economy seat (vs same route with stop in same plane)?

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by mmKUL
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 19017

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

1.93m 100kg regular long haul economy flyer. Just a few thoughts from me. Flying in economy is uncomfortable for me but hey, I get that. I can’t afford business. The odd person gets stroppy on short haul when I ask them politely not to recline because my legs are rammed against the back of their sea...

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