Enlarged industry can stay within legal limits with government help, director of Sustainable Aviation tells MPs as they meet to discuss Heathrow expansion

A bullish aviation industry seeking a new runway in south-east England has argued it can meet stringent carbon, noise and pollution limits if the government helps with incentives, provided aircraft engine and biofuel technologies improve as expected.

MPs on the environmental audit committee grilled Andy Jefferson , the director of the industry body Sustainable Aviation, putting it to him that an enlarged industry would breach legal limits and force other sectors to reduce their carbon emissions disproportionately.

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Source: Guardian Environment