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

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 18 April 2008

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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Citation

(2008), "Greener planes – but lots more of them: Aviation industry flies in face of environment concerns", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 16-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580540810868014

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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