“Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to ‘reduce’ carbon emissions.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0828-garuda-indonesia-palm-oil.html)
By 2020 it plans to complete the conversion to mahogany wood-stoked engines.
“Heathrow said July had been its busiest ever month, with just under 7 million passengers travelling through its terminals, an increase of 0.5% on last year. … Gatwick also claimed a record-breaking month, with just over 4 million passengers flying through its airport, an increase of 6% on last year.” (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/11/heathrow-gatwick-bosses-clash-expansion-new-runway)
It’s plane that we must flight this runway success.
“Thinking that you can build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick while still keeping to UK climate targets is being over-optimistic and using assumptions that are based on a wing and a prayer.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7260)
Riveted or feathered, it won’t fly.
“Business flying has been in decline for over a decade, both at Heathrow and across the UK” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6949)
In aviation terms this is a very controlled landing.
“The aviation sector will attempt to negotiate by 2016 a market-based mechanism (taxes, tradeable permits or carbon offsets) to tackle emissions from flying.” [emphasis added] (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24429721)
Four layers of fog; outstanding effort.