KLM/Air France Merger Allow KLM Research Proposal

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("Air France KLM corporate social responsibility statement," n. d.)

After their agreement in the Global compact of the UN and depending upon their 'vision of long standing business management', 'AIR France KLM' encourages setting 'corporate social responsibility' norms 'in the airline industry'. They perform this by exercising 'a set of' properly indicated assurances to make certain that viable development continue with 'quality of environment' as well as 'social' development. 'AIR France KLM' is associated actively in fixing international norms for a liable aviation industry. They are devoted towards advancing environmental safeguard which surpass across the controlled 'compliance'. The 'Air France KLM Group' has an enduring devotion both towards safeguarding 'environment' as well as encouraging 'social values'. The group is conscious of the way its functioning influences 'environment', specifically wherein 'noise' as also 'emissions' are prominent and strive to reduce their influence to the lowest possible levels. ("Air France KLM corporate social responsibility statement," n. d.)

The group strives to initiate the 'best' accessible 'technologies in fleet renewal' as also to make the 'most' effective provisions as well as functions to decrease the 'noise' and confine 'emissions'. They take on a liable strategy of confining 'world emissions' relating to 'carbon dioxide by endorsing the' collaboration of 'air transport' with regard 'to a fair Emissions Trading Scheme'. 'AIR France KLM' has improved 'eco-designed services' by evaluating 'thoroughly' all of the 'sites' as well as procedures to detect scopes wherein they could develop their 'environmental' functioning. They make certain that all scopes of 'KLM', 'Air France' as well as their associates make consonance with 'regulations relating to 'environmental' safeguard. 'Air France KLM' promotes 'awareness' as well as improves 'creativity among' all of their staff by means of favoring 'innovative projects' which determines the 'environmental' contexts. 'They request their subcontractors' as also 'suppliers' to execute methods for decreasing the environmental influence of their operations. ("Air France KLM corporate social responsibility statement," n. d.)

As a company which is socially responsible, 'Air France KLM group' acknowledge the 'environmental' issues relating to 'aviation'. ("2006 | 2007, a year in perspective," n. d.) The contribution of Air France-KLM in the context of variation in climate is the result of 'greenhouse gas emissions' produced by the 'aircraft engines'. Air France-KLM has received as well as accepted its liabilities with regard to the earthly concern 'and is' empowering its initiatives to eradicate its influence with regard to climate variation. The 'Air France-KLM' group is of the opinion that it is significant for 'air transport to assume its' liability for climatic variation. During the year '2007', 'Air France KLM' accepted a climatic program which was ambitious which brought about a 'positive action' plan, one targeting to accord "air transport into the European Emissions Trading Scheme." ("Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007-08," n. d.) It is revamping all of the different units in its activities to reduce the influence of its 'carbon' residues by developing the functional system, revoking 'ramp vehicles' as also 'equipments with electric ones', as also decreasing consumption of energy on its various 'premises'. KLM and Air France have openly assured of reducing 'carbon dioxide -- CO2 emissions'. ("Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007-08," n. d.)

Ignited partly by the increasing expenses of fuel, 'Air France KLM' has resorted to many methods in current years to enhance the effectiveness of the aircraft of KLM. A considerable portion of the aircrafts has been replaced, and have been planned to be in the coming years, with the developed and cleaner and quieter aircrafts. To illustrate, Boeing 777s, infused into the fleet of Air France KLM Group since the year 2004, use about 25% less fuel compared to the last 'generation of wide bodies' and create noticeably lesser noise, 'in the air' and at times of 'landing' as well as 'taking off'. Millions and millions of euros have been put "in soundproofing houses around schiphol and noise pollution has" remarkably been reduced to half compared to the year 1990. ("2006 | 2007, a year in perspective," n. d.)

Air mobility is not the only field wherein one could 'make environmental' safeguards. 'Air France KLM' has time and again been reducing the consumption of energy of tools and buildings. In consequence of this their 'energy' efficacy has enhanced considerably. A great deal o results has also been attained in maintenance of aircraft. Their 'Engineering and Maintenance Business' has improved 'a new eco-friendly' measure of 'cleaning engines' adopting 'high pressure water' rather than 'chemical solvents'. As the system is also speedier, 'this maintenance' could be worked out more frequently and the fleet of 'Air France KLM' flies with cleaner and consequently 'more fuel efficacy engines'. ("2006 | 2007, a year in perspective," n. d.)

'Air France KLM' is already devoted to speed up the process of the advancement of 'their fleet by putting in 2 billion euros' per annum for the next 3 years. They are also devoted to according 'strong' co-operation 'for research into energy' efficacy, to assist their clients to disregard carbon dioxide emissions produced by their fleets, to continue with their 'environmental' safeguard 'programs', and to transit 'all our resources' in the direction of decreasing emissions 'also on the' land. By developing their continuity as well as their capability to take decisions, to act promptly as well as make innovations, 'they are better equipped' to confront the obstacles of the future. To go with their dominating role at a moment when certain airlines are just 'disappearing' from the scene, others are merging, 'and new competitors with global' objectives are organizing strong fleets and to attain continuing growth, adjusting 'profitable' development with the struggle against environmental variation. ("Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007-08," n. d.)

It is evident that 'technical' steps to decrease 'environmental' influences are coming closer to their confinements. 'Air France KLM' already has included in its fleet the most 'modern', 'quietest' and 'cleanest' aircraft and the aircraft industry do not anticipate any considerable developments applying the 'current technology'. Contrary 'to the automotive industry', a substitute 'fuel' would possibly 'not be' accessible in the coming one and half to two decades. However, 'there are other' modes of decreasing 'environmental' influence. A considerable reduction of 6 to 12% reduction on use of kerosene could be attained via the more effective application of 'European airspace'. It is again considered to be only a hodgepodge of independent national air traffic regulatory systems' that accord the aircraft that hover over Europe 'from one to another'. 'The aircraft do not' take 'the most logical or' effective 'routes'. The advent 'of a common European air traffic regulatory system' involving 'Single Sky' might generate a substantial development.

'Flight times' among destinations of 'Europe' 'could be' reduced by various 'tens of minutes'. Extra times and therefore 'emissions' could also be decreased by applying the 'runway system at airports' in a sensible manner. The European recommendation for establishment of 'an emission trading system' is specifically an efficient method of regulating carbon dioxide 'emissions'. Airlines might be capable of purchasing 'emission rights from companies' which continue 'within their CO2' generating ceilings. This system might improve firms 'to make investments in less environmentally-hazardous production' procedures, to illustrate by applying solar energy, as a result of which they accumulate 'more tradable CO2 rights'. This might justify the norm 'that the polluter' accords and might also endanger 'the industry' to put in added policies of reducing emission. 'An emission trading system' might obviate 'the competition if it were' infused at the level of Europe 'only and not' adopted globally. The 'Air France KLM' group is of the view that the extra surcharges on tickets do not decrease the environmental influence 'of flying'. They do not dissuade consumers traveling 'on holiday by flight', 'planning business trips or offering cargo'. Additional taxes would not assist in resolving the issue of 'environmental' concern.

Moreover, 'such' steps particularly it is infused 'only in Europe or Netherlands' might severely abate competition with, to illustrate U.S. As well as 'Asian carriers'. The taxes might also vanish 'into the public offers' as well as prevent 'airlines of an incentive to' put in added 'innovative environmental' methods. Another method of adjusting 'economic' development as well as 'environmental' influence is to handle a primary discussion with regard to the application as also the 'future of Schiphol'. To reduce noise pollution, 'Air France KLM' thinks significant development are still probable via the developed application of 'runway system of Schiphol' by favoring various 'approach' methods as well as 'quieter takeoff' along with landing propositions. This would necessitate a primary change of prevailing 'noise legislation' with regard to 'Schiphol'. The present law is very rigid as well as 'complicated and stands' against attaining practical remedies to decrease 'noise pollution' that 'Air France KLM' is 'developing in' collaboration 'with their partners' prevailing 'in the area'. KLM could comply with the social…

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