Thu, Dec 16, 2010
UN Convention Applauds Industry For Carbon Reductions, Fuel
At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
16th Conference of the Parties (COP16), which concluded December 10
in Cancun, Mexico, the international aviation industry was
recognized for its commitment and vision to address climate
"We are an industry unlike any other sector," said AIA President
and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Few state delegations at last
year's climate talks in Copenhagen were aware of aviation's
outstanding track record on fuel efficiency or the global
industry's dramatic commitments to reduce our carbon footprint.
This year in Cancun, there was little doubt about either."
The aviation industry has committed to 1.5 percent per year fuel
efficiency gains annually, carbon neutral growth from 2020 and
halving aviation's net CO2 emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.
While a succession agreement to the Kyoto protocol was not
signed in Cancun, states made progress on many of the principles
needed to finish the UNFCCC's work next year at the Conference of
Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa.
"Some will say that not enough was accomplished at Cancun last
week," said Blakey. "However, recognition of aviation's leadership
to reduce emissions, which has taken years of hard work to forge
from a huge group of stakeholders, is a significant step
Fun Places To Fly All gassed up and no place to go? "Fun Places To Fly" has an ever growing list of Aviation Events and Fun Places to Fly, provided by pilots like you who love avia>[...]
Control surface rigged such that the aileron moving up moves a greater distance than the aileron moving down. The up aileron produces extra parasite drag to compensate for the addi>[...]
"While the IRS will complete open audits, management companies can be secure in the fact that while additional guidance is developed, they will not face potentially crippling tax a>[...]
It's For Real! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Released To ANN Readers, Worldwide For those of you using a windows PC (MAC version in the works... we promise), a new REALTIME News Service fro>[...]
Crowdfunding Effort Has A Goal Of $800,000 Online fundraising efforts called "Crowdfunding" are all the rage these days, with entrepreneurs using the campaigns to raise money to es>[...]