Two recent ICAO events that merit greater attention: The Blockade of Qatar and CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation).
Delta and Atlanta’s airport are joining forces to support conservation projects on the Flint River, which should be recognized in a future NEPA review.
On March 6, ICAO adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard. ICAO is good at creating standards, but not well suited to enforcing them. It will be interesting to see whether the criteria will be enacted.
Gopher Tortoises have made Orlando Sanford International Airport’s Runway Safety Area (RSA) a home, which is more of a wildlife challenge than you might think.
Eleven coyotes invaded the PANYNJ perimeter. Eight have been have been caught and euthanized. It’s easy to be critical from afar without full knowledge of the facts, but it would seem humane to try to rescue the coyotes.
A Purdue study estimates NextGen will reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars annually. However, the noise impact of more precise flight patterns may force Congress to reconsider funding.
Captain Michel Gordillo was recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) with a world record for being the first pilot to circumnavigate both the North and South Poles in a homebuilt aircraft weighing under 1,750 kilograms (3,858 pounds), and to be the first ever to fly a single-engine aircraft across Antarctica.
Neighbors to European Airports ARE BEGINNING to benefit from Optimal Profile Descent (OPD) implementation around the continent. Why has the incredibly green EU been so slow in adding OPD to its environmental efforts?