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Pilot doesn’t survive light sports aircraft crash at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport

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On 27 August, a light sports aircraft (a Morane-Saulnier MS-893 registered OO-VON) crashed next to the runway at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport. The pilot didn't survive...

Seven dead, including two children, after helicopter and small plane collide in Mallorca

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Seven people, including two children,  have been killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and an ultralight aircraft on the Spanish Balearic...

French BEA calls for witnesses after parts of SWISS A220 engine fell in Eastern France

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Call for witnesses dated Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Serious incident concerning Airbus A220-300 HB-JCM operated by SWISS on 25/07/2019 in cruise During a Geneva-London flight LX348...

LOT Polish Airlines and State Forests together for the climate, by improving CO2 balance

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LOT Polish Airlines will support an innovative project on counteracting the adverse effects of climate change implemented by State Forests. This is yet another...

Airline passengers can compensate their CO2 emissions with a new Lufthansa platform

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Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the "Compensaid" sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels Travellers can use the new platform to replace the...

Atlantic flights for Greta would have generated less CO2 than her sailing

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Greta Thunberg sails across the Atlantic for climate reasons instead of flying. For the return transfer of the yacht, however, a crew of 5...

Famous NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt survives crash of his Cessna Citation in Tennessee

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A Cessna Citation Latitude C680A registered N8JR, carrying retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife Amy and his 15-month-old daughter, crashed and caught...

A pilot dies in the crash of his water bomber in France

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The plane had an accident while intervening over Générac to extinguish the fire that broke out this Friday. The pilot, alone on board, died. A...

“Flying man” Franky Zapata fails to cross the Channel, falls at sea and is rescued

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Franky Zapata, "the flying man" who took off on Thursday morning near the beach of Sangatte (Pas-de-Calais, France) standing on his "Flyboard", failed to...

An Alphajet of the Patrouille de France crashes on landing in Perpignan, the pilot is slightly wounded

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The pilot could eject before the crash and is slightly injured An AlphaJet (#2) of the Patrouille de France made a runway excursion during landing...

Sustainability strategy at the centre of Brussels Airport’s environmental report 2019

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The environment report of Brussels Airport focuses on the airport’s new integrated sustainability strategy, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. With a...

The environmental policy of Liege Airport

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This Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Liege Airport presented its environmental policy to the press, in the presence of Jean-Luc Crucke, Minister of Energy, Climate...

[Photo Report] Brussels Airlines flies the People Of Tomorrow from Frankfurt to Brussels

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For the eighth consecutive year, Brussels Airlines organized party flights from all over the world to bring more than thirteen thousand festival goers to...

“No plans of launching Disney Airlines,” Walt Disney Company says

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The launch of a Disney-themed airline called Disney Airlines is nothing more than a fairy tale. Several media outlets published the news based on specialist...

Brussels Airlines flies more than 25,000 People of Tomorrow to Belgium

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Brussels Airlines organises – for the eighth consecutive year – party flights to bring festival-goers from every corner of the globe to Tomorrowland in...

Boeing dedicates $50 million of pledged $100 million to near-term relief for families of the victims of the two 737 MAX 8 accidents

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Boeing to provide $50 million for family relief Boeing to partner with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros on fund creation and distribution Boeing announced...

24% of Ryanair airports propped up by subsidies, fuelling rapid emissions growth, says T&E lobby – ACI Europe responds

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Almost a quarter of the EU airports served by Ryanair are likely to be loss-making and propped up by taxpayers’ money which is used...

Yeti Airlines ATR-72 overruns runway at Kathmandu

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On 12 July, an ATR72-500 of Yeti Airlines registered 9N-AMM overran the runway at Kathmandu, Nepal, during landing; no casualties have been reported. Yeti Airlines...

Ryanair in June: only 66g CO2 par passenger/km – 630 million euros of environmental taxes in 2019

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Ryanair today (4 July) released its June CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km.   June 2019 Total Kilometres 17,789m km Total Passengers 14.2m Total CO2...

Swissport unions start “work-to-rule” actions at Brussels Airport from tomorrow

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Six hours of social consultation on Monday evening at Brussels Airport's handling agent Swissport did not bring any positive results. According to the unions,...