1st Edition

Towards Sustainable Aviation

ISBN 9781853838187
Published February 1, 2003 by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

Aviation is integral to the global economy but it is also one of the main obstacles to environmentally sustainable development. It is one of the world's fastest growing - and most polluting - industries. What can be done to retain the economic and other benefits it brings, without the associated pollution, noise, congestion and loss of countryside? In this volume, industry, policy and research experts examine how to address the problems, and what it would take to achieve genuinely sustainable aviation - looking at technological, policy and demand-management options. Without far-reaching changes the problems caused by aviation can only multiply and worsen. This work seeks to take an important step in diagnosing the problems and in pointing towards their solutions.

Table of Contents

Preface * Part 1: Trends and Issues � Introduction: Perspectives on Sustainability and Aviation * Organizational and Growth Trends in Air Transport * the Social and Economic Benefits of Aviation * Aircraft Noise, Community Relations and Stakeholder Involvement * Part 2: Mitigations and Potential Solutions - Environmental Management and the Aviation Industry * The Potential for Modal Substitution * Air Freight and Global Supply Chains: the Environmental Dimension * The Potential Offered by Aircraft and Engine Technologies * Climate Policy for Civil Aviation: Actors, Policy Instruments and the Potential for Emissions Reductions * Part 3: Multisector Commentaries -Multisector Commentaries on Sustainability and Aviation * Economic Aspects of Sustainability and UK Aviation Sustainable Aviation: Implications for Economies in Transition * Key Issues in Aviation Environmental Policy-Making * Towards Sustainable Aviation? * Aircraft Noise: The NGO Perspective * Environmental and Economic Factors in Airport Capacity * Potential Improvements to Air Traffic Management * Making Aviation Less Unsustainable: Some Pointers to the Way Ahead * Sustainable Aviation: What do you Mean? * Sustainability and Aviation: Problems and Solutions * Airlines and Sustainable Development * the Case for 'No growth' * Conclusion * Index

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'Wide-ranging and thorough.' Future Survey 'A very comprehensive book which contains vital industry intelligence and foresight, making it an essential information source and analysis for managers, consultants, regulators, researchers, students and especially environmental and government policy-makers.' International Journal of Environmental Studies '... This is a significant and timely book that sets out the challenges presented by aviation in a comprehensive manner.' Local Transport Today 'Without far-reaching changes, the problems associated with aviation can only multiply and worsen. This book takes an important step in accurately diagnosing these problems and pointing towards their solutions.' Sustain 'This comprehensive collection contains vital industry intelligence and foresight, making it an essential source of information and analysis for managers, consultants, regulators, planners, and policymakers'. Book notes. Business Horizons 4 July-August 2004