Wednesday , October 23 2019

Aviation

‘Flight shame’ is real, will make carbon big business, says Citi

Bloomberg “Flight shame” — flyers feeling guilty about their carbon footprint — is a real phenomenon and will raise costs for airlines, consumers and companies, while catapulting emission offsetting into a big business, Citigroup predicts. The cost of offsetting planes’ carbon emissions could become as much as 10 times higher ...

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South African Airways recalls some planes for compliance checks

Bloomberg Four airlines operating in South Africa were forced to delay flights and ground some planes after inspections were carried out overnight. State-owned South African Airways and Mango were affected as was Comair Ltd, which operates Kulula and British Airways domestically, according to statements. It’s not routine for airlines in ...

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Private-jet deliveries surge just as global economy cools off

Bloomberg It’s all about that new plane smell. Private jets that can fly faster and go longer distances are causing a surge in new corporate-jet deliveries from General Dynamic Corp’s Gulfstream unit, Bombardier Inc and Textron Inc’s Cessna. Innovations that have spurred sales include better fuel-efficiency, roomier, quieter cabins and ...

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