Questions tagged [carbon-footprint]

Measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions of a flight as activity for the case of aviation.

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What proportion of a flight do planes spend in the upper atmosphere?

While creating a methodology for the carbon footprint of flights, I came across some information which required the calculation of the distance travelled by a flight in the upper atmosphere. ...
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Why hasn't the US military performed aftermarket modifications on certain aircraft?

The US military emits more CO2 annually than several countries. Winglets have been proven to work well in the commercial sector to reduce fuel burn, therefore reducing both CO2 emissions and fuel cost....
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What are the average per-passenger-kilogram carbon emissions of common commercial passenger aircraft per kilometer? [duplicate]

Or said in another way, does packing lighter on a trip actually make a dent in one's co2 emissions? According to The carbon independent site, CO2 emissions from aviation fuel are 3.15 grams per ...
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Are there any Part 135 (On-Demand Passenger Charter) companies out there that use Aviation Bio-Fuel?

I was recently approached by a client asking if I can provide charters on environmentally conscious aircraft that run on Aviation Bio-Fuel. Anyone have any insight on what is required for an ...
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What is TAPS in this report?

In researching for this question, I came across some reports from EASA referring to TAPS. What is the meaning of TAPS in this context?
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How much pollution is created by an airplane taking off?

I read on a site that a 747 taking off emits the same amount of air pollution in the first 5 miles or so as 3000 cars. This seems extreme (accepting that the cars will be average). Are there any ...
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What is the most carbon-efficient way to take off in a passenger plane?

Consider two possible flight paths for a jet passenger plane; the first is a slow climb, held low over 20 or so miles to avoid other flight paths, the second a more rapid climb over 10 miles to the ...