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Air Transport and Energy Efficiency

Air Transport and Energy Efficiency

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February 2014
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The air transport sector is enjoying an
optimistic growth rate while at the same time eliciting
growing concern, due to its environmental impact and its
vulnerability with respect to energy security. These issues
have put the sector at the forefront of the tide in
achieving energy efficiency. Efforts have been made on every
front to improve efficiency through better technology,
optimized operation, as well as energy-saving
infrastructure. This report includes five chapters. Chapter
1 will introduce the air transport energy consumption
outlook though the analysis of the growth of air services as
well as consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. Chapter two
will discuss air transport's impact on the environment
and the response and actions from the air transport sector.
Chapter three will detail potential energy efficiency gains
in aircraft design, air service operation, as well as
infrastructure design. The role of the government and
private sector in fostering and supporting those energy
efficiency gains will also be discussed. Chapter four will
enumerate policy options for countries with respect to air
transport energy efficiency, focusing on fiscal measures.
Finally, chapter five presents an analysis of support and
financing measures that can be taken by the World Bank and
its member countries. This report compiles a maximum of
information on the issues culled from existing research as
well as from open sources provided by partner organizations
and industry. It aims to guide the air transport industry,
policy makers, and development institutions on where to
focus their investments or support in developing and
emerging markets in order to address the energy and climate
change challenges ahead.

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