US airline JetBlue Airways to go ‘carbon neutral’ on domestic flights

The company says it will offset jet fuel emissions from its flights within the US and promises to use sustainable fuel to power planes flying to different countries in the future

New Rolls-Royce facility in Bristol to develop cleaner and efficient jet engine tech

The composite technology hub will manufacture fan blades and fan cases that are expected to significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering both fuel consumption and emissions

First commercial electric plane test is a flying success

Harbour Air and magniX worked together to create the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver retrofitted with a 560kW ‘magni500’ propulsion system

More than half of adults say they have been ‘climate shamed’

Shockingly, 5% said they are ‘regularly bullied’ over the impact they have on the planet

London City Airport takes off with carbon neutral status

The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has awarded its highest accreditation in recognition of the airport’s work in managing, reducing and offsetting all the carbon emissions under its control

Qantas Group aims high with 2050 net zero goal

It has pledged to invest around $50m over 10 years to support the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia and abroad

Birmingham Airport schedules a net zero arrival for 2033

The organisation has committed to cleaning up its carbon footprint by delivering cleaner airport operations, rather than relying heavily on carbon offsets

Whistleblower claims British Airways guilty of ‘fuel tankering’ practice

Fuel tankering involves adding extra fuel to planes to save on refuelling costs, resulting in increased weight and higher emissions

British Airways to offset all domestic CO2 emissions from 2020

The airline has promised to invest in renewable energy facilities, rainforest protection schemes and reforestation initiatives to help counteract the damage it causes to the planet

Zero-carbon aviation ‘unlikely to be feasible by 2050’

That’s the verdict delivered by Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, who says emissions from aviation could be reduced by around a fifth by the mid-century