The future of the airways

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Flying should become even faster and more environmentally friendly, and more flights will be flown on direct routes in the future and detours will be abolished. In Salzburg, the SESAR INNOVATION DAYS, an EU congress of aviation experts from all over the world, has been taking place from 3-7 December.
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Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment

Contrails are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air//Foto: dpa

There is no kerosene discharge in regular flight operations, although one reads or hears about it, supported by the observation of contrails. These are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air. But there are exceptional cases in which aircraft land unexpectedly due to an emergency and need to drain fuel for safety reasons. A study commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency and the German Federal Government is now investigating possible effects on the environment. Continue reading “Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment” »

Hidden treasures under Lima 608, Quebec 102 and Mike 984

Saukaralm, National Park Hohe Tauern/Foto: NPHT

The air routes, Lima 608 ‘, Quebec 102’ and ‘Mike 984’ lead across one of the most beautiful regions of the Eastern Alps, over a piece of Europe, which has largely remained untapped, over a piece of untouched nature, over the National Park Hohe Tauern.

In times like these, it will be more and more important to work together to achieve success for our mother earth, said Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on June the 1st  after the announcement of Donald Trump’s exit from the Paris agreement. We need this Paris agreement to keep our creation. Nothing can and will stop us. “ Continue reading “Hidden treasures under Lima 608, Quebec 102 and Mike 984” »

Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany

Lufthansa and the “Crane Protection Germany” work group.

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Approaching Grünzer See/Image: Günther Nowald E

A stylized flying crane is the trademark of Lufthansa Group. It is regarded as an emissary of the skies, a lucky charm and a symbol of long life. Since as far back as the 1980’s, the company has made a sustained effort for crane protection. Ten of the 15 species in the world are threatened as the destruction of their breeding, resting and gathering areas continues.

Therefore after re-unification, the East and West German crane protectors, together with Lufthansa, founded the “Crane Protection Germany” work group. 25 years ago in February 1991, this was followed by the charitable foundation Crane Protection Germany LLC with NABU and the WWF as shareholders.

“We look back on a quarter century of extremely successful cooperation, which has made it possible to guarantee the protection of the Eurasian crane.  Continue reading “Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany” »

Award for reducing environmental impact of airport operations

centerpage4_01E-PORT AN initiative: Fraport and Lufthansa Group receive “Eco-company Partnership of the Year” award U.S. aviation magazine Air Transport World. The magazine acknowledges pioneering role and commitment to promoting greater use of electric vehicles on the ground.

At the Frankfurt Airport global hub, airport operator Fraport and the Lufthansa Group are working hand-in-hand on the initiative E-PORT AN, aimed at introducing more electric vehicles into the aircraft handling process, thus reducing the environmental impact of airport operations. The renowned U.S. aviation industry magazine Air Transport World (ATW) has acknowledged this commitment with the “Eco-company Partnership of the Year” award, which was Continue reading “Award for reducing environmental impact of airport operations” »

Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow´

Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow`

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The Emirates Group has released its fifth annual environmental report for 2014-15. Audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the report presents environmental performance data across a range of activities including airline operations, dnata’s cargo and ground handling businesses and a wide range of commercial activities on the ground – from engineering to catering.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group: “As the scale of our operations expands, we are ever more conscious of our responsibility towards the environment and communities we serve.”  Continue reading “Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow´” »