Sustainability in aviation               Mikael Skrabb
Content• Goals• What is sustainable aviation• How do airlines become sustainable• How can a traveller reduce emissions• Qu...
Ambitious goals• Emissions reductions• Choice of quality and environmentally  conscious air travellers                Mika...
Sustainable aviation?             Mikael Skrabb 2012
How do airlines become sustainable?• Technology• Infrastructure• Operations• Economic instruments               Mikael Skr...
Technology• Safety and responsibility always top priority• Alternative fuels – 2nd generation biofuels• New technology wit...
Infrastructure – Single European sky• Possibility to save 6-12% on fuel• More effective use of the airspace compared  to t...
Infrastructure – Continuous approach               Mikael Skrabb 2012
Operations• Size of aircraft• Efficient operations at the airport• Shortest possible rout taking winds into  account• Opti...
The globe is not flat               Mikael Skrabb 2012
Stopovers are more eco-efficient             Mikael Skrabb 2012
Economic Instruments            • Airlines already responsible for investing inFuel tax              their infrastructure ...
How can a traveller reduce emissions• Use direct routes• Use airlines with modern aircraft• Avoid crowded airports• Make a...
Emissions calculators             Mikael Skrabb 2012
Questions?Bibliography:• Finnair Corporate Sustainability - http://www.finnair.com/FI/GB/responsibility• SAS Group Corpora...
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Sustainability in aviation

  1. 1. Sustainability in aviation Mikael Skrabb
  2. 2. Content• Goals• What is sustainable aviation• How do airlines become sustainable• How can a traveller reduce emissions• Questions Mikael Skrabb 2012
  3. 3. Ambitious goals• Emissions reductions• Choice of quality and environmentally conscious air travellers Mikael Skrabb 2012
  4. 4. Sustainable aviation? Mikael Skrabb 2012
  5. 5. How do airlines become sustainable?• Technology• Infrastructure• Operations• Economic instruments Mikael Skrabb 2012
  6. 6. Technology• Safety and responsibility always top priority• Alternative fuels – 2nd generation biofuels• New technology with less noise and less emissions• Aircraft manufacturers use 14% for R&D• Better aerodynamics and better design• Technical modifications; e.g Winglets save 5% in fuel Mikael Skrabb 2012
  7. 7. Infrastructure – Single European sky• Possibility to save 6-12% on fuel• More effective use of the airspace compared to the 35 separate now• Less delays and more efficient routings• Saving 16 million ton of CO2 annually Mikael Skrabb 2012
  8. 8. Infrastructure – Continuous approach Mikael Skrabb 2012
  9. 9. Operations• Size of aircraft• Efficient operations at the airport• Shortest possible rout taking winds into account• Optimal speed and height• Maximized passenger and cargo load• Optimized weight of the aircraft• Optimized fuel amount• Aircraft maintenance and wash Mikael Skrabb 2012
  10. 10. The globe is not flat Mikael Skrabb 2012
  11. 11. Stopovers are more eco-efficient Mikael Skrabb 2012
  12. 12. Economic Instruments • Airlines already responsible for investing inFuel tax their infrastructure • Ineffective as a steering methodEmsission • Where does the money go? fees • EU ETS 2012Emission • Global solution should be found to prevent trade carbon leakage Mikael Skrabb 2012
  13. 13. How can a traveller reduce emissions• Use direct routes• Use airlines with modern aircraft• Avoid crowded airports• Make a stop in the right place, when travelling far• Use airlines that also carry cargo Mikael Skrabb 2012
  14. 14. Emissions calculators Mikael Skrabb 2012
  15. 15. Questions?Bibliography:• Finnair Corporate Sustainability - http://www.finnair.com/FI/GB/responsibility• SAS Group Corporate Sustainability - http://www.sasgroup.net/SASGroup/default.asp• Eurocontrol Aviation & Sustainability - http://www.eurocontrol.int/environment/public/standard_page/aviation_sustainability.ht ml Mikael Skrabb 2012

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