The growth of commercial aviation in Europe is leading to increases in emissions and noise, despite improvements in engine and aerodynamic technologies, according to a new European Union (EU) report. The 2nd European Aviation Environmental Report (EAER), issued Jan. 24, said the number of flights within the 28-nation EU and the four-nation European Free Trade Association increased 8% between 2014 and 2017 and is likely to grow another 42% by 2040. Fleet renewals, technical advances and ...

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