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Today we are calling on @transportgovuk to bring International #Aviation and #Shipping emissions formally within the UK’s #NetZero target.

It will have the very important effect of establishing a comprehensive legal framework for reducing UK emissions for the first time.
We recommend that the aviation and shipping sectors should themselves reach #NetZero, requiring a major effort from Government and industry. These are international challenges, requiring an international response, but bringing them into the UK target will drive the pace of change
#Shipping emissions can be reduced to zero or near zero through the use of alternative fuels. We have considered the use of hydrogen and ammonia for example.
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@LiekeScheewe @MazMHussain 1+
Dear Ms Scheewe,
You are one of the few who noticed & RT'ed above article. May I request your (& your followers') attention for the following articles which contain more info on the true/main causes of #ClimateChange. We should be (re)thinking effective #ClimateAction.
@LiekeScheewe @MazMHussain 2+
Here are 3 articles that describe how the military industrial complex & warfare are the MAIN cause for #ClimateChange. Unfortunately this subject is ignored by MSM. #War destroys ALL #Life on earth!………
@LiekeScheewe @MazMHussain 3+
Taken into consideration that #warfare, #aviation & #shipping industries are excluded from the @UNFCCC while these are the 3 BIGGEST causes of #ClimateChange, should make a sensible person think on what effective #ClimateAction should be.
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I've been finishing the second volume of "The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg for Consent" series. As soon as I ventured near social media I was inundated with the Amazon fires messaging.
The World Economic Forum (billionaires club): "...the house is clearly on fire - We need to scale solutions now if we have any chance of saving it."

Corporations burning forests for palm oil: not frightening.
Forest fires: frightening.…
Only the markets can save us.

Certification schemes. Green Bonds. A "New Deal For Nature". We need momentum. We need that "Paris moment".
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#JefferyEpstein was caught sharing an #FAA tail number with a US #military reconnaissance/attack plane that was being used4 #covert #operations in #Colombia by US state funded #mercenary company, #DynCorp International at the time. @POTUSPress
The same DynCorp that was caught #trafficking #children in multiple #countries including Colombia.

>what does this mean OP?

It means that Epstein's #helicopter/aircraft would be able to bypass border security #checkpoints and elude law #enforcement.
There is an extremely high likelihood that Epstein's illegal child #trafficking was supported and or funded by the US #government.
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As a "precaution," @British_Airways suspending flights to Cairo for 7 days. #aviation #Egypt
Here's a copy of the letter @British_Airways is handing to passengers.
Flight suspended to "Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment," says @British_Airways notification. "The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so." #Egypt
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As #espionage & #Eurovision coincide, here's #Albania the 1st finalist in this #history thread.
(Also for my #Australia readers seeking relief from #ausvotes as you start your Saturday, it's impressive you convinced them your continent counts 😎)
Next: #Азербайджан #Евровизија
For #Eurovision #Азербайджан and #Spying studies, here's an article from @warisboring about Azeri #aviation being well-placed to use my #Soviet favourite (Foxbat) to work #intelligence against my #USAF (Blackbird).
Zoom zoom 😎💕…
Next up for #Eurovision finalists with an #espionage twist is #Denmark, whose #Spying #Police (PET) scored a serious scoop in turning Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, the #Russian rezident (lead KGB controller), which later inspired actual #JamesBond plot points:…
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I feel compelled to share a few #travel tips in a thread if anyone's interested✈️

I travel about 150,000km/100,000mi annually

Advice for destressing travel day, and optimizing your trip end to end... etc.

Inspired by: @thepointsguy @darrenmurph @ZachHonig
It's worth it to spend an extra $30-$50 to fly an airline you like, treats you with dignity, and earns you miles worth something.

I used to think I was a snob for saying I wouldn't fly WOW as a speaker. It's not. Arriving happy is smart & has high ROI.
I personally prefer @FlyAirNZ & @AlaskaAir. Neither pay me to say that, but I pay to fly on their birdies often. I value legroom, overall experience, and quality of cheese onboard. Ambiance is also worth something when you fly a lot. Both get it.
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The next critical thing we need for landing particularly is the Gear 😳🤭 Whilst this doesnt have GEAR written on the lever it is actually shaped like a wheel and has on this version the very groves that also appear as tread on the actual tyres. Cool use of symbology. #Avgeek
On this @BoeingAirplanes 747 the speed brake is on the left of the thrust levers and is shaped like a handbrake lever that you may have had on an old car. This is used to increase drag inflight or to “dump” lift and aerodynamically brake on landing. #AvGeek #Aviation
In the unlikely event of an engine fire to assist pilots the switches for the fuel cutoff and fire extinguishers will light up bright red and in the case of the extinguishers will also have the number illuminated. Note the APU extinguisher handle is at 90 degrees to the engines
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The Flightdeck of a @BoeingAirplanes 747 may look to the lay person as an extremely complex and frightening place to work. Indeed the first time I stepped into this “office” I was awestruck. But Boeing has put in a few clever things to help us as pilots. Let’s have a look >>>
Let’s start with the lever used to select the Flaps. Not only does it have Flap written on is actually shaped like an aerofoil to allow you to use another sense when selecting these critical high lift devices that also provide drag for landing. #AvGeek #Boeing #Aviation
Broken thread. 🙄 Click in this tweet to see the rest. Sorry my buffoonery.
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For the 82nd Month in a row, Australian Oil import coverage stocks are well below the 90 day IEA minimum, despite increasing by 3 days and stable daily imports for December 2018. Australian #energysecurity remains vulnerable #OOTT #energypolicy #oil #auspol
Australian Net Oil Imports have increased by ~12% vs December 2017. Australia remains vulnerable to international oil supply disruptions while stocks remain >40% below the IEA 90 day minimum. #OOTT #energypolicy #energysecurity #oil #auspol #energytwitter
Australian Domestic Refinery Inputs only contribute 16% of Indigenous supply for local consumption. With production having declined consistently over the last 10 years, import dependency remains a strategic concern. #EnergyPolicy #EnergySecurity #OOTT #OIL #auspol
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#StormErik has caused a few go arounds at #Heathrow today and the videos will undoubtedly produce some headlines that don’t actually reflect the reality for the professional crews or the measured & methodical way they make a decision to go around. Follow me on our approach >>
Most approaches start an long way from the airfield. The pilots will get the weather and assess the likely “threats”. In the case of wind they will verbalise & practice manoeuvres such as a go around as well as setting acceptable & safe parameters for the day #StormErik #Aviation
During extremes of weather it’s likely the Captain will plan to land the aircraft, to utilise their experience & exposure to these events. This increases the likelihood of landing but is never a guarantee. The team will always work to their parameters set in the brief #StormErik
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#OnThisDate in #Aviation: Jan. 17, 2008, @British_Airways Flight 38 crashed just short of the runway @HeathrowAirport. Thanks to the incredible training and professionalism of all involved, plus a little luck, there were no fatalities. #AvGeek #Safety #BA38 (Thread)
AUDIO: Listen to the chilling ATC recording of the #BA38 incident.

The calm and cool professionals in the @HeathrowAirport Tower, along with the rest of their @NATS colleagues, performed exceptionally. #Heroes

LISTEN: > > >

#AvGeek #Safety
INSIGHT: To better understand the #BA38 event from the inside, you can read @NATS' post "MAYDAY MAYDAY – The untold story of BA38 from the controller on duty."

> > >

#AvGeek #ATC
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Plagier #Wikipedia pour remplir un magazine, certains en ont rêvé, le "Magazine de l’Aviation" l’a fait !

Des pages entières sont d’authentiques copiés-collés d’articles de Wikipedia.

Un thread pour dénoncer ces pratiques honteuses ⤵️⤵️⤵️
Commençons avec un article sur l’histoire de Boeing. Tout va bien. Sauf que ledit article est repris quasi intégralement de l’article de Wikipedia :

Cerise sur le gâteau : les titres des paragraphes sont identiques à ceux de Wikipedia (copy-paste oblige).
Le "magazine" liste ensuite les différents modèles d'avions qui ont marqué l'histoire de Boeing. Et là, ô surprise, 100% des textes sont plagiés.

Sources :…

Quelques exemples :
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As much as some #environmentalists want to think that @realDonaldTrump is only calling for increased logging by his criticism of #California's forest management, That is NOT the case. #MAGA #Qanon
This article shows (through @Potus tweets) that Trump does have a fairly good understanding of the West's wildfires. Quoting one of his tweets.. "Billions of dollars are given each year" to California to help. #MAGA #KAG…
Lots of publicity about @potus warning about #California losing Federal monies from their #SanctuaryState status. Well, as much as I would love to see this, it has not happened. #MAGA #qanon…
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EasyJet To Test 9-Passenger Electric Airplane In 2019… #eviation
Working with US startup Wright Electric for short hop flights
An electric airplane called Alice could reshape regional travel…
#eviation #ElectricVehicles
Retrofiting planes so they fly with electric power.
Ampaire will begin test flights later this year @AmpaireInc… #eviation
Ampaire - the name is brilliant in itself! #Kudos to whoever spotted that..
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It is night time here in #Turkey and in #SaudiArabia. “Things” May Begin to Unfold Prior to Pres. #Erdogan’s Scheduled Speech Tomorrow.
For savvy #aviation experts: Pls keep track of flights in To & out of #SaudiArabia, And Share your findings with me here.
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What size of land would be required to supply the aviation industry with the sufficient amount of biojetfuel, should a biofuel revolution take place?

Six times the area of all the fields in the world.
That is, 68 percent of the total land area on Earth.
#climate #aviation
Let me explain why.
Earlier this year, a long-distance flight was performed by Qantas, using 10% biofuel. 150 acres of mustard was required for this flight.
Suppose that we would replace all fossil jetfuel with 100% biojetfuel with the same area requirements as Qantas' flight.
Also, suppose that roughly 1/4 of all flights are long-distance & that short-distance flights require 75% less fuel than long-distance.
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Direct flights to Tehran being ended, announces @British_Airways, saying “the operation is currently not commercially viable.” #aviation #Iran
And @airfrance also terminating flights to/from Tehran, effective Sept. 18. #aviation #Iran
#Iran ambassador to #UK calls the @British_Airways service halt unfortunate and says it gives a business opportunity to @IranAir_IRI to fill the void.
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Pilots and passengers reporting a disruption at @SeaTacAirport — tweets discussing an unauthorized pilot in the air. No official confirmation of anything. #aviation
Apparent @SeaTacAirport groundstop.
From a passenger who was on an @AlaskaAir flight that returned to @SeaTacAirport gate:
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