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Links related to aviation (in mostly random order):
Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So Ridiculous
South American pilot unions take news of Boeing software updates with caution – @argentomas
American Airlines: Our New Flight Attendants Lack the Training to Provide Good Service – View from the Wing
Concorde’s Last Flight – CNN
A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute
The Dawn of Climate-Friendly Air Travel
Planes need to stop existing in a parallel universe when it comes to the climate fight
Most limits on US-Mexico flights are about to be lifted
Can we keep flying while developing more sustainable tourism? – Guillaume Cromer
WWF issues rallying call to airlines to do even more to protect the environment
Flying Less: Reducing Academia’s Carbon Footprint
How Far Can We Get Without Flying?
U.N. group proposes historic cuts to aircraft emissions — but environmentalists say it’s not enough
Just Plane Wrong
Aviation has ‘no hope’ of carbon-neutral growth: study – @Flightglobal
Airlines, You Are Not Immune to Climate Change Criticism!
Airline Efficiency Lie
Branson to political leaders: ‘Put a carbon tax on us – including aviation’
United Airlines Has Figured Out a Way to Turn Food Waste Into Fuel – Outbounding – @clintrainey
Aviation is the key to reducing climate emissions – Robert Litterman/Ensia – @Blitterman
one-of-the-best-things-an-environmental – @TheForwardCabin
ist-can-do-get-on-a-plane – @bmay
http://elliott.org/blog/worlds-useless-frequent-flier-programs-revealed – outbounding
Recommended Viewing: The Age of Aerospace
The Age of Aerospace explores the last 100 years of aviation history in unprecedented detail. From the Wright brothers first flight to the Apollo moon landings and beyond, the series highlights milestones in an industry defined by innovation. Woven into this history is the story of The Boeing Company. Today it stands as the largest aerospace company in the world, but over much of the last century it navigated an uncertain future through war and peace, booms and busts. The Age of Aerospace recounts the fate of a company, a country, and its people, and the countless contributions to technology, culture, and history they have made.
Aerospace – Aircraft – Air Traffic – Aviation – Clearance – Contrails – Crosscheck – FAA – Flight Path – Flight Plan – Jet Age – Jet Set – Lay Over – Mercury – NASA – Rocket – Runway – Runway Excursion – Spacecraft – Ticket – Ticketing – Traffic Controller
Runway excursion is an incident involving only a single aircraft, where it makes an inappropriate exit from the runway. This can happen because of pilot error, poor weather, or a fault with the aircraft. “Overrun” is a type of excursion where the aircraft is unable to stop before the end of the runway.
http://www.flightradar24.com – https://twitter.com/flightradar24
Airport Flight Tracker
US Travel Weather Forecast
Real-time Flight Tracker
Activate Siri and say, “Planes overhead” and a chart featuring each plane’s flight number, its altitude, and its angle will be shown.
airplane – airport – airside – air traffic control – airspace – ancillary_revenue – ashcloud – aviation – blackbox – boarding pass – cockpit – delay – departure – destination – early boarding – emissions – final call – flight – flight attendant – frequent flyer – gate – icao – jet – jet age – jet lag – landside – livery – manifest – non-stop – on-time – overbook – passenger – pilot – radar – re-accommodation – runway – security – stopover – terminal – transponder – turbulence
Hit the slide – To quit one’s job in truly stunning fashion
Stablizer = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stabilizer_(aeronautics)
Just take a seat. You’re not buying real estate.
– Flight attendant on Southwest
Airports are un-places; a place you only visit to leave it again.
– Marcus Bauer, flughafen-leer-steril
‘Reduce the number of flights you take to as small an amount as possible, and if you do ever fly, stay somewhere where your visit will be contributing positively to the wellbeing of local people and their environment’. I’m just struggling to fit it on a banner.
– Jeremy Smith, Sustainable travel – We need to talk about… flying
How safe is it to fly? – Outbounding
Design for Airports – 99% Invisible
The science of running an airline
Pink collar workers in the sky
The airline, the engine maker, the 500 passengers and their lucky escape
Are those who fly with strong green concerns hypocrites? – @bmay
Fly with Me Live
Passenger Campaigning Organisations
The travel industry maverick fighting to change how we buy airline tickets
Algae to fuel aviation?
Are biofuel flights good news for the environment?
Change is in the Air – Virgin Atlantic
Thomson Airways today makes aviation history with its first flight for UK customers on sustainable biofuels
http://www.greenaironline.com – @GreenAirOnline
http://www.flightradar24.com – @flightradar24
The TSA Blog
Today in the Sky
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking – @PlaneTalking
fly with me
Air Canada (Canada)
Air China (USA) (China)
Aer Lingus (Ireland)
Southwest – Forum
Around the World Airfares
To and from the airport
Atmosfair is a German carbon offsetting company. It produces the Airline Index – Whereas car drivers can since long inform themselves thoroughly about the CO2 emissions of a car before purchase, air passengers are left in the dark when it comes to choosing an airline for a flight. The airline index sheds light upon this lack of information. In the index, every airline receives in between 0 and 100 efficiency points, differentiated between short-, medium and long haul flights. This enables passengers to compare airlines offering a flight to the desired destination and to choose the airline which produces the least CO2 emissions.
Industry Who’s Who
IATA is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.
Sustainable Aviation: A group made up of UK airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and other stakeholders. Set up in 2005, its aim is to collectively work towards a sustainable aviation industry.
Organisations concerned about the impacts of aviation
AEF Aviation Environment Federation
Aviation Environment Federation (UK)
Federal Aviation Administration
Elsewhere on the Web
Airlines in the World
Airlines – Yahoo
Airport Codes – Dave English
Airport Codes: Mapping the World
Air Travel – WorldHum
Fly with me (podcast)
Harold Goodwin’s Aviation Blog
International Civil Aviation Organization
Spotlight: Credit Cards
What is your favorite airline credit card? = ¿Cuál es tu tarjeta de crédito de aviones preferida?
Hangout (January 2015)
Carbon Neutral Airports
Seatback screens are falling out of favour as more and more passengers turn to their own devices for entertainment. Airlines are instead opting to provide streaming services that allow passengers to watch the inflight entertainment on their smartphone or tablet. Qantas and Virgin Australia are already doing this on some planes, while several US airlines are now phasing out seatback screens on short-haul flights.
Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-mostwatched-movies-on-qantas-flights-for-2017-h0icwy#ixzz54K8M8PFy
National Aviation Hall of Fame