The latest environmental news and green issues affecting Air travel and the Aviation industry, from aircraft emissions and technology to new aeroplane fuels and aviation regulations.
Virgin Atlantic Airways is to become the first airline in the world to have its in-flight meals assessed for sustainability.
Airlines made windfall profits of up to €1.36 billion (£1.2 billion) last year from a EU carbon tax they claimed would impose crippling costs on industry, according to a report into the measure's impact on the industry.
Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has postponed a decision on whether to include greenhouse gases from shipping and aeroplanes in the UK's carbon targets.
The European commission has made an unexpected climbdown over greenhouse gas emissions from aeroplanes, by suspending the carbon penalties it levies on flights taking off or landing from EU member states.
Duncan Matheson, transport expert at PA Consulting Group, discusses the many ways transport providers can reduce their carbon emissions and costs, while at the same time enhancing their reputation.
European targets to replace fossil fuels with biofuels are contributing to spikes in food prices and global hunger, according to the latest analyis by Oxfam.
George Osborne's plan to try to win support for an extra runway in south-east England, possibly at Heathrow, by establishing a special commission, has come under attack from his own party.
The Transport Secretary has insisted that cross-party consensus means a third runway at Heathrow will not be considered, as a senior Conservative stepped up the pressure for airport expansion by saying David Cameron must decide whether he is a "man or a mouse".
Twelve leading UK firms, including Lloyds TSB, BSkyB and Marks and Spencer have reduced their business flights by 41 per cent as a result of taking part in a programme run by WWF.
The Government's green credentials will be put to a "key test" on Thursday, as ministers will be urged by their advisers to include greenhouse gas emissions from aviation and shipping in the UK's carbon targets.
The UK has issued the first carbon allowances to aircraft operators with flights taking off or landing within its borders since the aviation industry began being regulated under the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Aircraft of the future will be able to contribute to their own power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Countries opposed to the inclusion of airlines in Europe's emissions trading scheme (ETS) have vowed to take retaliatory measures against the EU, which may include halting negotiations over new routes for member states' airlines.
A radiation surge from a massive solar storm is heading towards Earth at four million miles per hour as American scientists warn of the potential risk of disruption.
Plans by the Government to hold a formal consultation on a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been condemned by environmental groups, who have said they will completely discredit the Coalition’s claims of being the "greenest Government ever".