Researchers are keen to travel abroad but air transport makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.
The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
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The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.
Your next flight could be the single biggest contribution to global warming you make all year. Experts imagine how we might travel in future, without the 'flygskam'.
Artist Albert Robida imagined in 1882 how air travel might look in future.
More than a century since humans learned to fly, we need to revolutionise how we stay up there.
Turning from the conflict of airport expansions to a vision of a low-carbon transport system.
How far would you go to limit your carbon footprint?
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Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Grounded Boeing 737 Max airplanes sitting on the tarmac in Washington.
Boeing's response to the crisis over its 737 Max planes has made the company seem defensive and passive. A crisis management expert explains how Boeing could reclaim the narrative.
Boeing is accused of not being fully forthcoming about changes it made to the 737 Max.
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Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of 'regulatory capture.' The reality is more complicated.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
The final deliveries of the A380 are anticipated for 2021.
The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
Whether to attending a conferences or giving in to a meeting, the global research community is keen on air travel. That’s a habit that needs to change.
Just because an airport looks impressive doesn’t mean it functions well.
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Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
No problem, I can talk….
Phones' functions go far beyond making calls these days. Here's the basics on why you can use some features and not others – and why planes may someday soon be filled with passengers yakking on phones.
Nigeria has abandoned the idea of a national airline.
Many of the structural and institutional deficiencies that caused the collapse of Nigeria Airways are still present.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
You may need to pop your ears by yawning when you go up in a plane.
Listen up. Today we're hearing all about why your ears pop when you go up, up, up and away.
Travel is getting cheaper, but more carbon-intensive.
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For the first time research has quantified the global carbon footprint of tourists. It's big – and getting bigger.
In the cockpit of an aircraft, the hierarchy between captain and co-pilot is strictly respected. At the risk, sometimes, of poor decisions being made.