Closest to the Sky – How China Airlines Faces the Climate Change

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    China Airlines has invested in embracing the new technologies to reduce the CO2 emissions for years. For example, China Airline has replaced 2% of the traditional fuel with new biofuel, which is widely perceived as a more energy-efficient option with potential 50% of CO2 emissions reduction . In addition, though China Airlines does not develop the airplanes, it has replaced old airplanes with more fuel-efficient models, leading to 5% to 20% reduction in fuel usage and an estimated 2 million USD saving per aircraft per year. Besides applying new technologies into operation, China Airlines supported academic research to better understand the correlation between aviation industry and climate change. By adding the In-service Aircraft for Global Observing System (IAGOS) into airplanes, China Airlines is currently helping academic institutes to collect high-altitude gas samples and climate data to advance in related research

    Period4 Nov 2016

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    • TitleClosest to the Sky – How China Airlines Faces the Climate Change
      Media name/outletRT COM Harvard Business School
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      DescriptionHarvard Business School Technology & Operations Management - Student Assignment : China Airlines, as the leading airline in Taiwan, has improved operational efficiency and embraced new technologies to reduce its negative impact on the climate change.
      Producer/AuthorHarvard Business School RT COMM
      PersonsMartin Gallagher