MHIRJ Supporting CRJ Retrofit To Hydrogen Propulsion
Following up on an MOU signed in October 2021, CRJ certificate holder MHI RJ Aviation Group has agreed to provide engineering services and aircraft integration and certification support for the retrofit of CRJ700 regional jets with ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric propulsion system.
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:59
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SAF Is This Decade’s Premier Enabler Of Emissions Reduction, American Exec Says
SAF and new-generation, more fuel-efficient aircraft will be the main levers in achieving the aviation industry’s goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, American Airlines' head of ESG says.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 05/25/2022 - 19:32
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German Project Aims To Improve SAF Production

By Graham Warwick May 25, 2022
South African energy company Sasol and German research center HZB plan to lead a three-year project to develop next-generation catalysts to improve the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the Fischer-Tropsch process.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: The State Of Eastern Europe’s MRO Segment In 2022

By Lindsay Bjerregaard May 25, 2022
A look at how the commercial aftermarket of Eastern Europe is faring so far this year.
MRO

Embraer Taps Startups For Sustainable-Aircraft Ideas

By Graham Warwick May 24, 2022
Taking a nontraditional approach to the potential development of future sustainable aircraft, Embraer has completed the first startup “pitch day” under its Energia initiative. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Brussels Airport Seeks To Diversify, Improve Sustainability

By Alan Dron May 24, 2022
Brussels Airport Company (BAC) has revealed a five-year strategy which aims to strengthen the airport’s position as a major European hub while focusing on sustainability and diversifying its activities.
Airports & Routes

Most SAF Supply Going to Airlines, Titan European CEO Says

By Angus Batey May 24, 2022
The theory that bizav could lead SAF adoption is proving hard in practice.
EBACE

OEMs: More Work To Do On SAF Education

By Angus Batey May 24, 2022
Despite extensive promotion of sustainable aviation fuels, FBOs and airports report that, often, captains remain reluctant to put SAF into their aircraft. 
EBACE

Europe’s Airlines Consider The Cost Of Emissions Reductions

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 24, 2022
Progress on the region’s decarbonization legislation is highlighting the challenge ahead for airlines.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

The Week In Technology, May 23-27, 2022

By Graham Warwick May 24, 2022
Hybrid Dash 8 batteries; Nuclear-powered spacecraft; Inside Lilium’s eVTOL; Infrared-welded thermoplastics; Forming antennas in space.
Emerging Technologies

A4E Says Europe’s Fit For 55 Proposal Will Cost $36B Per Year By 2050

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
Airlines for Europe (A4E) has estimated that the European Commission’s Fit for 55 proposal—a wide-ranging package of sustainability regulations—could cost the industry €34.4 billion ($36.3 billion) per year by 2050.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Many Roads Will Lead to Sustainability, EBACE Panel Hears

By Angus Batey May 23, 2022
It is to everyone's advantage that there are a multiplicity of methods of getting to a sustainable aviation ecosystem, the panelists agreed, and "we have to stay motivated and we have to stay determined" to get there.
EBACE

How Lessors Are Putting Sustainability Into Aircraft Financing

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
Leasing companies are working together to support the global air transport’s collective goal of meeting 2050 net-zero carbon emission goals. The…
Airlines & Lessors

Textron Acquisition Fuels Pipistrel’s Ambitions

By Bill Carey May 23, 2022
Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel, now under Textron ownership, plans to grow its workforce and accelerate development of new products, including the Nuuva hybrid-electric uncrewed cargo aircraft.
EBACE

GE Tests Global 7500/8000 Passport Engine On 100% SAF

By Graham Warwick May 23, 2022
GE Aviation has ground-tested its Passport long-range business-jet engine, the powerplant for the Bombardier Global 7500 and new 8000, on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time.
EBACE

Decarbonization Prize Targets 100th Anniversary Of Lindbergh Flight

By Graham Warwick May 23, 2022
With aviation facing a growing sustainability challenge, the Lindbergh Foundation and XPrize Foundation have come together to launch the Forever Flight Alliance. Their goal is to accelerate the decarbonization of aviation through incentive prizes.
EBACE

Daher Looking To Greener Future

By Angus Batey May 22, 2022
Daher will fly the collaborative EcoPulse demonstrator "by the end of this year at the latest" as the venerable aircraft manufacturer as it looks to continue to develop new technologies. 
EBACE

Embraer Offers Customers Carbon Credits As Part Of Sustainability Efforts

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2022
Through 4Air, Embraer is offering the carbon offset program to customers at no charge when they take delivery of their aircraft in 2022 and sign up for Embraer’s Executive Care program.
EBACE

CAPA PERSPECTIVE: New Megatrends Emerge As Pandemic Eases

May 20, 2022
Decarbonization, increasing reliance on narrowbody point-to-point operations, changing yields among the leaders.
Airlines & Lessors

ATR Aims For 2023 Launch Of Reengined Turboprop

By Jens Flottau May 20, 2022
Regional jet OEM has issued an RFI to engine-makers for a powerplant that features 20% lower fuel burn.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Phillips 66’s SAF Plans Take A Step Forward

By Graham Warwick May 20, 2022
Fuel producer Phillips 66 has received approval from county officials to proceed with its proposal to covert an oil refinery in Rodeo, California, to the production of renewable fuels including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Aircraft & Propulsion

Latin America Moves To Boost SAF Production

By Graham Warwick May 19, 2022
A team of energy companies and the government of Panama have announced plans to build the world’s largest biofuel production and distribution hub. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fit For 55 Risks Damaging European Connectivity, IATA Says

By David Casey May 19, 2022
IATA's Rafael Schvartzman warns that EU measures will damage the competitiveness of European carriers if they are adopted in their current form.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

H55 To Provide Batteries For P&WC Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator

By Guy Norris May 19, 2022
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has selected Swiss-based H55 to supply battery systems for the engine maker’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: As Europe Recovers, Sustainability Takes Center Stage

By Victoria Moores May 19, 2022
This week’s Window Seat Podcast comes from Bergen, Norway, where decision-makers are gathering at Routes Europe to shape future airline networks.
Air Transport