AIRLINES, AVIATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT - THE BRITISH AIRWAYS PROGRAMME

The contribution made by the airline industry towards environmental degradation is assessed and measures being taken by British Airways to limit its impact outlined. Areas where aircraft have an effect are identified as noise, emissions, fuel efficiency, congestion, waste of energy, water and materials, tourism and conservation. Statistics are provided from British Airways for fuel consumption, emissions and delays caused by congestion. British Airways policy in the fields identified is outlined and their progress so far discussed. In 1989 a Head of Environment was appointed and and environmental programme set out. Details are given of this plan which includes environmental audits of main locations and activities and a comprehensive environmental management structure throughout the airline. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863658.

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    United Nations

    Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
    30-43 Quai Andre Citroen
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  75739
  • Authors:
    • Somerville, H
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 54-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0378-9993
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM