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  1. Aviation industry not in denial about climate change challenge

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... P.A. Crush ('Airlines' green claims don't fly,' October 16) claims that figures on the aviation industry's CO2 emissions quoted by our chief executive, Tony Tyler, ... but that of the eminent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, comprising leading experts on atmospheric science. These experts have concluded that aviation currently accounts for 2 per cent of all global ...

  2. Aviation a sideshow to climate-demon coal

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... purposes, we will eventually have to deal with aviation's contribution to global warming. The major problem with airliners is not the carbon dioxide they produce as they fly. The real issue ... used in flight, can produce a smooth ride. So, problem solved- in 15 or 20 years, when that technology is incorporated into airliners and aviation-grade biofuels are available. Aviation ...

  3. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Singapore appears to have finally achieved its dream of being better than Hong Kong at something. The Lion City was yesterday named the most desirable destination ... say, the world's most boring city. And according to Lee Quane, regional director for ECA- which, incidentally, has its Asian office in Sheung Wan, not Singapore- being boring might ...

  4. Cargo hold of issues for Iata's new pilot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... store of complaints about the problems that the aviation industry faces. It was a typically Tyler feisty effort, full of rambling good sense along with a few self-serving comments on behalf of airlines. His speech, in Singapore just before he took up the post of chairman of the International Air Transport Association, deserves a wider audience. Does it offer hope that he may use his year ...

  5. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... they will set up pools.' The pool represents money set aside for specific catastrophic risks such as natural disasters, aviation calamities and terrorism. Japan has a nuclear pool that covers primary exposure of civilians and businesses. Waiting for something to happen before creating a pool would not work, said Singapore-based Tipping. 'You don't really want to set up a pool ...

  6. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet travel set to take off on revised rules', September 4). Local and mainland aviation authorities are making the same mistakes as the US and Europe by permitting these environmentally ...

  7. IATA puts faith in biofuels to cut reliance on oil

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... chosen as the next IATA president and director general designate. IATA has made lessening the environmental impact of aviation one of its core objectives. A Cathay spokeswoman said the airline was a member of the sustainable aviation fuel user group that wanted to 'accelerate the commercialisation of aviation biofuels by developing robust, global sustainability criteria and best ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be increased. For instance, Hong Kong now has a shortage of pilots. Most of the airlines hire foreign pilots because our universities do not provide an aviation syllabus. Foreign pilots are expensive. Sadly and surprisingly, there are four airports in Singapore, which is a smaller place than Hong Kong. China has a similar problem, too, with only 10,000 pilots compared with about 80,000 ...

  9. A mix of Monaco and Dubai?

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... to those who live here, but always strikes visitors: its natural attractions- harbour, mountains, beaches, sea. Shekou and Yantian may rival our port, and Guangzhou might compete as an aviation ... father was an honorary consul to Monaco. Perhaps the son should visit the principality- and Boston, and Sydney. Next time he is in Singapore, he could learn something about city management rather ...

  10. The real cost of travel

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The numbers are not exact, but emissions from aviation contribute far less to climate change than cars and trucks. Still, aviation is becoming increasingly popular, particularly in a country ...




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