Staff blog: Aviation

Despite a nod to supersonic aircraft in the new FAA reauthorization, CO2 and noise standards are still uncertain.
Despite ICAO's reliance on alternative jet fuels to decarbonize the avaiation industry, production does not appear to be keeping up.
Boom Technologies' CEO claims the company's proposed supersonic aircraft's fuel burn will be on par with subsonic business-class travel. Will it?
ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation will probably not provide a meaningful framework to transition to alternative jet fuels.
Around Mother’s Day, media outlets often publish articles about where the flowers we buy often originate and the extraordinary efforts taken to transport them to the U.S. How much jet fuel is burned importing the flowers and, in turn, how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted?
IMO and ICAO, the sister UN agencies governing international shipping and aviation, have both struck global deals on greenhouse gas emissions. But why, oh why ICAO, can’t you be more like your sister?