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Posts Tagged ‘Air travel’

Airport collaborative redevelopment proposal could leverage $7 billion in private investment

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
JFK International Airport - Photo by Joe Mabel

Written by Mary Scott Nabers President and CEO, Strategic Partnerships Inc. Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The forward-thinking governor this week announced his $10 billion plan to redevelop the JFK […]

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Reducing International Aviation and Maritime Emissions

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Figure 1: CO2 emission trends from international aviation, 2005 to 2050

The negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) cover the vast majority of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but two significant sources of rapidly growing emissions need to be addressed primarily outside the UNFCCC: international aviation and international shipping. Due to their trans-boundary character, international cooperation is urgently needed to stem that growth and to seize opportunities for cost-effective emissions reduction.

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Record Airline Traffic In 2014

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Passengers on All Scheduled U.S.-Based Flights, Domestic and International, 2003-2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 848.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2014, 2.5 percent more than in 2013 and 1.2 percent more than the previous record-high of 838.4 million reached in 2007.

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Global Air Navigation Performance Report

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Figure 4: Airport Movements

Aviation is a key sector in the world economy. It both drives and supports global economic growth. On a global level the aviation market was boosted by strong growth in emerging markets, transporting approximately 3.1 billion people and 49.3 million tonnes of cargo according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2013. Airports Council International (ACI) figures show 4.6% growth in passengers compared with 2.4% growth in global GDP, reflecting the continued economic recovery after the financial and economic crises of 2008-2009. For air navigation services (ANS) the key measures of activity are Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flights, IFR flight hours and IFR airport movements.

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Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Learn how NextGen is making air travel more efficient in the North Texas area.

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Spring 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-Time Equivalent Employees, Month of March, 1990-2014

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 383,610 workers in March 2014, 0.8 percent more than in March 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. March was the fourth consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers was higher than the same month of the previous year (Tables 1, 2, 3).

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Understanding Flight Delays

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Figures 1 and 2. Number of Scheduled Flight Operations and Percent of Flight Delays Impacted by Poor Weather, 2004 Through 2012

New infrastructure has helped reduce flight delays at many of the Nation’s busiest airports. Since 2000, 20 major airports previously designated by FAA as most critical to improving the capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) have completed substantial runway or taxiway projects that have served to increase capacity or improve traffic flows.

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U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
ICCT Figure ES-1

The analysis presented here rigorously compares the efficiency of all airlines independent of size, network structure, or type of service, with a methodology that improves upon previous efforts in four fundamental ways. First, it uses airline-reported fuel consumption data, rather than modeled estimates, to account fully for all the ways in which airlines can reduce fuel burn…Second, it develops an efficiency metric that recognizes that airlines burn fuel to provide both mobility…and access, allowing an equitable comparison between airlines. Third, the efficiency metric distinguishes productive from nonproductive miles flown by identifying those airlines that operate particularly circuitous routes. Finally, the study attributes the transport service provided by and fuel consumption of affiliate carriers to mainline carriers in order to enable comprehensive comparisons across carriers’ full business operations.

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Chicago, IL: NextGen Eases Congested Airspace

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Air traffic controllers are using NextGen procedures to deconflict traffic between airports, and increase flight operations. Learn more:

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US Airports: How Delays are Propagated and Magnified

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Here we study the performance of an air transportation system in terms of delays. Technical, operational or meteorological issues affecting some flights give rise to primary delays. When operations continue, such delays can propagate, magnify and eventually involve a significant part of the network.

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