New draft guidance on flight path management (FPM) represents a major milestone in the U.S. FAA’s years-long effort to address shortcomings in training and operational procedures linked to how pilots ensure aircraft are moving safely and under control.
European Ministers Call For More Ambitious SAF Targets
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Ministers from seven European countries have written to the European Commission (EC) calling for more ambition on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) targets, including allowing member states to set their own targets on top of an EU-wide minimum.
Daily Memo: Will Qatar 777-8F Launch Trigger Follow-On 767F Successor Efforts?
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The much-anticipated Jan. 31 launch of the Boeing 777-8F freighter by Qatar Airways strengthens Boeing’s big cargo aircraft portfolio—but could it also be a bellwether of a broader strategic large freighter succession plan for later this decade?
Turkey Produces First SAF At Algae-Based Biorefinery
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Istanbul’s Bogazici University has inaugurated what is claimed to be Turkey’s, and Europe’s, first carbon-negative biorefinery, designed to produce a range of algae-based biotech products including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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