Dossier: Air Travel

DOSSIER: AIR TRAVEL

Editorial for "Aloft - An Inflight Review"

Flying is a central component of the globally networked world. At the same time, the environmental impact can no longer be ignored. Air traffic needs to become more environmentally friendly. This is where the cooperation of Airbus Group and the Heinrich Böll Foundation begins, because a climate-friendly flying is a common interest of all.

By Ralf Fücks, Tom Enders

The Future of Air Travel

The book “Aloft – An Inflight Review” is a joint publication of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group. In the following interview Ralf Fücks explains how such a co-operation project came about and what steps need to be taken to make air travel more environmentally friendly.

Aloft - An Inflight Review

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Air traffic must become climate neutral and more environmentally friendly. With the publication Aloft – An Inflight Review the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group want to provide important insights into the current state of technological developments and the political debate surrounding the sustainable future of flying.

Different Opinions

Within the Foundation we discuss different concepts of sustainable and environmentally friendly economy - as well as on air travel.

Air travel versus …

Experts in Germany and the EU are ascertaining the environmental ranking of different transport modes.

By Dietmar Bartz

Technology of the future

In the coming decades, new aircraft engines and production methods could make flying more sustainable. “Hybrid flying” using electrical energy has already begun and 3D printing promises higher efficiency and a cleaner production process.

By Dietmar Bartz

Negotiation matters

The EU wanted to exert international pressure to speed up the reduction of carbon emissions in air traffic. However, it failed because its climate policy met with existing conflicts of interest.

By Dietmar Bartz

Graphics for download

All graphics of the publication Aloft - An Inflight Review are under the Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND. This means: You can copy and redistribute the work in compliance with these conditions.

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