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  1. In Brief

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visits Top US aviation official Marion Blakey met Hong Kong's civil aviation chief Albert Lam Kwong-yu yesterday to discuss improved working relationships between the US and the territory. It was the first official visit by a leading US aviation official. Passport plea The Immigration Department has urged Easter travellers to apply for SAR passports as soon as possible. Applications ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Beijing applauds EU freeze on aviation carbon tax

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... that has been criticised for targeting foreign carriers. "Cathay Pacific has long supported the need for a global solution to aviation emissions under ICAO [International Civil Aviation ... at EU's carbon tax freeze China, along with the aviation industry, has applauded the European Union's suspension of its carbon tax for one year on flights to and from non-EU countries. ...

  3. EU's emissions trading system is unfair to global aviation industry

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... through the UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation, instead of alienating third countries by infringing the sovereignty of their airspace. The aviation industry is still the only ... to justify and legitimise the application of its emissions trading system (ETS) to aviation, which will start affecting airlines next year. To be clear, the aviation industry is not against emissions ...

  4. Green light for aviation fuel storage site

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Environmental Protection Department is giving the go-ahead to the Airport Authority to build an aviation fuel storage at a Tuen Mun site despite objections from steel mill workers nearby. The department says it approved, with conditions, the authority's environmental impact assessment report. The authority is required to set up a community liaison group ...

  5. Aviation industry not in denial about climate change challenge

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

    ... to air pollutants other than greenhouse gases in Hong Kong, according to the Environmental Protection Department's 2007 air quality emissions inventory. Aviation greenhouse gas emissions ... 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, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Civil servants 'violating neutrality' by pushing artificial beach at Lung Mei

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and Cultural Services Department asked the district council in January 2008 to create public support for the project. The officer, Mak Chi-chai, is now vice-president of the Civil Servant General ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Civil servants 'violating neutrality' on beach plan A green group has accused civil servants of crossing the lines of political neutrality, ...

  7. Planes use autopilot in thick brown fog

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... A Civil Aviation Department spokesman said pollution had reduced visibility on the approach and departure paths on Sunday, adding the lowest reported visibility on the runway was 2,000 metres. ...

  8. HK and PLA stage joint search and rescue operation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spokesman said. The exercise, conducted by the Civil Aviation Departments and other search and rescue units, simulated a helicopter crash at Tung O Wan on Lamma Island. The spokesman said ... in such operations with continued training and familiarisation with search and rescue techniques,? he added. More than 50 officers from the Marine Department, Fire Services Department and Civil Aid Service, ...

  9. About-face on tree plan a win for civil rights

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the civil rights movement on the mainland. It came in response to a reporter's questions about the project, which was reportedly going to cost taxpayers four billion yuan (HK$4.9 billion) ... to make space for trees and pavements and the planting of trees in shaded areas under flyovers. Their complaints fuelled an online civil rights movement rarely seen in the city. Pan Qi, a 27-year ...

  10. Department split over promotions

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese Civil Servants' Association Environmental Protection Officers' Branch, after a meeting with Environmental Protection Department director Anissa Wong Sean-yee. Mr Yim said ... Cheung Chi-fai Tension between professionals and administrative officers in the Environmental Protection Department is rising over proposed restructuring that might allow little room ...




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