07 Aug '17, 9am

Airlines will consume a quarter of the world's carbon budget by 2050

Less than 18 percent of the world's population has stepped foot on an airplane. Air travel is still, to all intents and purposes, an activity only the privileged few have the luxury to enjoy. But that's all about to change, warned John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), the multinational manufacturing giant responsible for a large chunk of the global market for aviation equipment, including its flagship Pratt & Whitney jet engines. "So many of us in the U.K. or in the U.S. take air travel for granted, but the fact of the matter is only a very small minority of the population is traveling by air today," he said. "That's all about to change. The forecast is that in the next 20 years air travel will double. Passenger numbers will double, and the number of commercial aircraft in the skies will double." There's no doubt the aviation ...

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