Global Issues in Aviation Essay

3663 Words Dec 8th, 2011 15 Pages
Environmental effects of Aviation
Environmental effects of Aviation
Jaydeep Abhyankar
MBA-1037
Jaydeep Abhyankar
MBA-1037

Table of Contents

No. | Content | Page No. | 1 | Introduction | 3 | 2 | Aviation and the Environment | 4 | 3 | Noise | 5 | 4 | Air Quality | 10 | 5 | Climate Change | 13 | 6 | Economic Implications on Dubai | 15 | 7 | Recommendations | 16 | 8 | References | 18 |

Introduction

Aviation is an integral part of our lives and our local economies. Aviation is one of the fastest growing industries with an expected passenger growth of 5.1% annually by 2030(Boeing). Looking at the strong demand and growth the industry is helping our economies to grow but at the same time it has an increasing
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The three major components of the environmental impact are noise, air quality and climate change. These are discussed in the following paragraphs with their interrelation and effects.
As said earlier aviation plays a vital role in world economy as it transfers people and cargo all over the world hence helping economies to grow. Aviation has progressed a lot in terms of reducing the carbon footprint and emission of other harmful substances like Nitrous Oxide (NO) and Lead. Aviation only contributes to about 2% of CO2 emissions but looking at the fast growth the prevention is necessary to avoid adverse effects. The CCC also claim that if not monitored would rise to 15-20% by 2050.
The European commission’s ‘Emission Trading Scheme’ for aviation industry will be imposed from the start of 2012. EC says that aviation CO2 emissions are growing a rapid pace and its mitigation is necessary by imposing fines on the flights to and from the EU. Though the CO2 emissions by aviation is much lesser than that of other modes of transport i.e. road (22%) and shipping (14%), aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries and it’s going to be the most preferred mode of transport in the future. Considering these facts it is important to mitigate the emission of green house gases from the aviation industry. To determine the ways of reducing the carbon footprint and other

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