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Airport Regions Conference, Newsletter 72
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Dear ARC Friends, 
 
August's issue is all about green air, environment, solar power and innovations. The very first round-the-world solar flight has been successfully completed and the relationship between aviation and climate is highly treated. EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc is asking for formal arbitration with the United States to ensure Norwegian Air subsidiary can fly to the US. 

Have a great end of summer!


Yours, 
the ARC Secretariat

www.airportregions.org
Regions make Europe fly

 

In Norwegian Air Spat, European Union will Request Formal Arbitration

The European Union's Transport Minister is asking for formal arbitration with the United States to ensure Norwegian Air's United Kingdom-based subsidiary may fly to U.S. airports.

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Noise-monitoring innovations

As technology continues to advance, many of the connectivity methods have opened the door for advancements in measuring environmental noise. These innovations reduce the need for physical presence and can also increase the connectivity around the world.

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Airlines ASK exposure today, and the possible changes to market access

CAPA's report identifies the main market segments that could be affected by changes to the traffic rights regime, and evaluates the ASK exposure of airlines from the UK and from countries in Europe's single aviation market to these segments. 

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Aviation and Climate: a Two-Way Relationship

According to a study published in Environmental Research Letters, a warmer climate can impact flight times in two ways. First, warmer air reduces lift force on the wings, increasing the likelihood of take-off weight restrictions. Second, a warmer atmosphere would increase the turbulence in the jet stream, leading to longer flight routes.

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European airlines and NGOs step up pressure for agreement on global CO2 scheme for international aviation

While airlines and environmental NGOs are urging for an agreement on a global scheme to tackle growing carbon emissions from international aviation, the European Commission reaffirmed its support for the measure in a report laying out its strategy for a low-emission transport future in Europe.

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Aviation Industry Needs to Green Operations - ICAO Environmental Report

ICAO has warned that the aviation industry needs to prepare for severe disruptions as a result of climate change and that it needs to make full use of clean technology and policy tools in order to reduce its carbon footprint.

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First ever round-the-world solar flight successfully completed

Solar Impulse embarked on its epic journey on 9th of March 2016 from Adu Dhabi. From there it crossed Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the USA, and the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, so that it finally lands back in Abu Dhabi on 26th July 2016.

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As demand lags, Air France warns of "deteriorating environmnet'

Air France-KLM Group warned that political and economic uncertainties are weighing on travel demand, with the carrier especially worried about France's standing as a tourist hotspot after a succession of terrorist attacks that have spanned Paris to the Riviera. 

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The untold story of how bicycle design led to the invention of the airplane

In the early 20th century, many in the scientific establishment insisted that a true flying machine was physically impossible. Nevertheless, cyclists could already "fly" at an altitute of five feet or so. Aviation pioneers, like the Wright Brothers, were also dedicated cyclists. Here's what they learned from bike design.

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