In-depth: Airlines pin green hopes on sustainable aviation fuel

In-depth: Airlines pin green hopes on sustainable aviation fuel

Ahead of key decisions for the aviation sector in the ‘fit for 55’package of major climate and energy policy announcements in mid-July, carriers have set out their expectations for sustainable... Read more

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