Microsoft teams up with UK start-up to curb climate impact of aircraft contrails

Michael Holder
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Contrails emerging from behind high altitude aircraft can trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere
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Contrails emerging from behind high altitude aircraft can trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere

Satavia claims better atmospheric forecasting using AI can eliminate or offset up to 60 per cent of aviation industry's climate impact

Microsoft has teamed up with UK start-up Satavia to study the impact of aircraft contrails on the climate in a move the firms hope will lead to smarter flight planning that could significantly reduce the...

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