Industry Studies How To Make Rotorcraft More Sustainable

Safran testing of Makila engine with 100% SAF
Safran is testing one of its Makila engines with 100% SAF on its Bearcat test bench, measuring emissions and the impact of the fuel on key components.
Credit: Safran Helicopter Engines
Like the commercial airliner business, the helicopter industry has been trying to make itself greener for decades. Engines that are more fuel-efficient as well as improvements in aerodynamics and blade design have resulted in more capable platforms that produce fewer emissions than previous...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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