Avolon boss says flight shaming will have minimal impact on carbon emissions
Higgins argues focus should be on fuel-efficient planes, alternative fules, shorter taxi times and fewer air traffic control delays
Flight shaming will do little to bring down carbon emissions from the aviation industry, according to a senior executive at one of the world’s biggest aircraft leasing firms.
John Higgins, president and chief operating officer of Dublin-based Avolon, said emissions from flying could be lowered by reducing the time it takes planes to taxi at airports, and by dealing with air traffic control delays which result in planes burning fuel for longer.
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