Greener planes – but lots more of them Aviation industry flies in face of environment concerns

Greener planes – but lots more of them Aviation industry flies in face of environment concerns Purpose – The objective of this paper is to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – The paper finds that, with thousands of planes airborne every day, passengers tucking into their lunch at 35,000 ft as they cross continents, and some military aircraft stealthily getting up to 55,000 ft with the ability to reach anywhere in the world within a few hours, few are surprised that aviation is constantly reaching, metaphorically speaking, new heights. But what of the impact on the environment? Practical implications – The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Greener planes – but lots more of them Aviation industry flies in face of environment concerns

Strategic Direction, Volume 24 (6): 3 – Apr 18, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/02580540810868014
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Abstract

Purpose – The objective of this paper is to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – The paper finds that, with thousands of planes airborne every day, passengers tucking into their lunch at 35,000 ft as they cross continents, and some military aircraft stealthily getting up to 55,000 ft with the ability to reach anywhere in the world within a few hours, few are surprised that aviation is constantly reaching, metaphorically speaking, new heights. But what of the impact on the environment? Practical implications – The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to digest format.

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Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 18, 2008

Keywords: Aerospace industry; Aircraft industry; Airlines; Business performance; Environmental management; Travel

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