Consequences of Climate Change That Impact the Aviation Industry
Transportation as an industry consumes about 20% of the global energy supply, 80% of which comes from fossil fuels. He states that 80% of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions come from road transport. Seven percent is related to sea transport and 0.5% is attributed to rail. Air transportation is the second largest with a 13% share of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions (Kirby, 2008; pg. 35-36). Aviation plays a vital role in society as demonstrated above; it generates jobs and supports commercial and private travel. However one of the negative impacts of travel is its environmental impact associated with local noise and air pollution. A number of aircraft emissions can affect climate, carbon dioxide (CO2), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), and water (H2O) do so directly. Even though vehicles and aircraft are becoming more efficient, but the fact remains that people are driving and flying more than ever. This increases the miles traveled and transport-related emissions. In short, airline carbon footprint is growing at a rapid pace and it must be addressed.
Moreover, the company in order to be able to develop and produce what customers demand, is suggested to carry out some customer-satisfaction and evaluation researches which will be focusing on aspects such as customer satisfaction, services assessment, opinion about the prices. Then the company will be able to improve any weaknesses.
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