ACI EUROPE, CANSO, Eurocontrol and IATA launched a joint action plan designed to reduce the CO2 emitted by aircraft in Europe by over half a million tonnes a year.Aviation partners to cut 500,000 tonnes of CO2 a year (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)

Surfing the sky (the Engineer)Pilots will move from radio to internet-based data systems if a project aimed at ‘networking the sky’ is a success.

Links (EUActiv)Despite a series of regulations adopted in March 2004, aimed at reforming the current air traffic management system and creating the Single European Sky ( SES ), EU airspace remains broadly divided into 27 different systems under the control of national governments.

Industry representatives at the fourth Aviation & Environment Conference in Geneva committed to playing their role in mitigating climate change and urged ICAO “to redouble its efforts” to present a unified, global emissions reduction policy at December’s UN climate summit in Copenhagen.Aviation industry commits to participating in global environmental efforts (Air Transport World)

ACI EUROPE, CANSO, Eurocontrol and IATA launched a joint action plan designed to reduce the CO2 emitted by aircraft in Europe by over half a million tonnes a year. (PRWeb Apr 6, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/04/prweb2297114.htmAviation partners to cut 500,000 tonnes of CO2 a year (PRWeb)

EU adopts air traffic management ‘master plan’ (EUActiv)The Council yesterday (30 March) adopted a roadmap for the technical implementation of the Single European Sky, paving the way for the launch of concrete projects later this spring.

Cheaper airline tickets, shorter flight times, less pollution and no more air borders: these are the expected benefits of the ‘Single European Sky II’ package of legislation adopted by the European Parliament yesterday (25 March).EU completes ‘Single Sky’ airspace shake-up (EUActiv)