15. Aviation and its Response to Environmental Pressure

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Alice Bows1 and
  2. Kevin Anderson2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch15

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bows, A. and Anderson, K. (2010) Aviation and its Response to Environmental Pressure, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch15

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Consumption Institute, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • aviation and its response to environmental pressure;
  • aviation sector, one of many producing greenhouse gas and other emissions - damaging to the global climate;
  • aviation industry, responding to environmental pressure from grassroots activists, national or international regulation, or through rising economic cost;
  • aviation and sources of pollution;
  • greenhouse effect, sources of shortwave and longwave radiation;
  • global atmosphere's composition - dominated by nitrogen and oxygen, 1% left for other ‘trace gases’;
  • climate policy in relation to aviation;
  • new airframe designs - making it onto drawing boards;
  • engine technology, role to play in relation - to improving fuel efficiency of aircraft;
  • aviation and climate change conflict - conflicting policies within UK, in relation to climate change and aviation coming to light in 2003

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aviation and its Response to Environmental Pressure

  • Climate Change and Evolving Context

  • Aviation and Evolving Context

  • Aviation and Climate Change Conflict

  • Global Context

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References and Further Reading