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Embraer to reveal net-zero emission conceptual designs for regional aircraft in early Nov-2021; confident ‘disruptive’ technology developments will achieve net-zero by 2050

Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO Arjan Meijer said the manufacturer plans to reveal conceptual designs for regional aircraft using emissions-reducing technologies (AINonline.com, 13-Oct-2021). The concepts are part of Embraer‘s

First Street Foundation: 25% of critical US facilities at flood risk including airports

First Street Foundation released (11-Oct-2021) a report entitled ‘The 3rd National Risk Assessment: Infrastructure on the Brink’, highlighting the flood risk over a 30 year period for every

Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO expects more frequent cleaning cycles are here to stay

Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO Mark Hiller said that it is “very likely” that more frequent aircraft cabin cleaning cycles are “here to stay”, much in the

easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero emission passenger aircraft

easyJet launched (19-Oct-2021) a competition for children aged between seven and 16 to design their vision for a zero emission aircraft. The winning entry will receive

United Airlines records continued recovery in business travel

United Airlines recorded (19-Oct-2021) a rebound in premium leisure travel due to the reopening of European borders in Nov-2021, as well as the “continued recovery of

Hawaii to resume non-essential domestic travel for fully vaccinated passengers from Nov-2021: Governor

US‘ Hawaii Governor David Ige announced plans to open the state to “fully vaccinated residents and visitors” for “non-essential travel to and within” Hawaii from

Tampa International Airport to open eight ‘Blue Express Curbside’ lanes in mid Nov-2021

Tampa International Airport is expected to open eight ‘Blue Express Curbside’ lanes on the Blue Side of the airport on 16-Nov-2021 (The Free Press, 20-Oct-2021). The lanes

Santiago International Airport achieves level 2 ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation

Santiago International Airport achieved (19-Oct-2021) level 2 ‘Reduction’ certification under Airports Council International‘s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Recent environmental initiatives implemented by the airport include the

easyJet launches first airport lounge at London Gatwick Airport

easyJet opened (20-Oct-2021) its first airport lounge on 21-Oct-2021, in collaboration with No1 Lounges, at the North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport. The new ‘The Gateway by easyJet & No1

Scottish Government commences Inverness Airport railway station construction

Scotland‘s Government commenced (19-Oct-2021) construction of a railway station at Inverness Airport. THE GBP14 million project aims to construct a two platform station on the Aberdeen–Inverness line. As previously reported

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