Wright Tests Megawatt-Scale Inverter For Electric Single-Aisle

By Graham Warwick May 06, 2021
Startup Wright Electric has begun testing the megawatt-scale power inverter that is a key building block in development of the electric propulsion system for its planned single-aisle airliner.
Emerging Technologies
AKKA To Assist In Developing Electric Regional Aircraft
European engineering services company AKKA Technologies is to assist French startup Aura Aero with development of its planned 19-seat Electric Regional Aircraft and Integral E electric aerobatic aircraft.
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EDITORIAL: SAFs are suddenly politically popular; it’s about time

By Karen Walker May 01, 2021
It has taken far too long, but the political will to greatly increase the availability, affordability and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is…
Sustainability

Why Increasing Sustainable Jet Fuel Production Is Critical

By Graham Warwick Apr 30, 2021
The race for alternative aviation fuels speeds up.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
A New Red Sea Airport Prioritizes The Environment
Saudi Arabia plans an airport that will rely totally on renewable power.
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SAF Projects Are Getting More Creative And Environmentally Sound

By Alan Dron Apr 30, 2021
A Middle East SAF project yields food-producing side benefits.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

What Are The Electric-Propulsion Challenges In Commercial Aviation?

By Graham Warwick Apr 30, 2021
Ask the editors: Longer-haul electric aircraft will depend on better energy storage, higher power densities and greater efficiencies.
Sustainability

Report Warns Tankering Fuel Could Undermine EU’s SAF Mandate

By Graham Warwick Apr 27, 2021
A common practice used by airlines to reduce fuel costs could undermine the objectives of a planned EU mandate to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with fossil jet fuel starting in 2025, an environmental organization has warned.
Sustainability

HIGFLY Project Will Show Alternative Chemical Path To SAF

By Graham Warwick Apr 23, 2021
A four-year research project to develop a cheaper method of producing sustainable aviation fuel from agricultural and forestry residues has kicked off in Europe.
Emerging Technologies

Airbus, JetBlue Back Zero-Emission Startup Universal Hydrogen

By Graham Warwick Apr 23, 2021
Zero-emissions propulsion startup Universal Hydrogen has raised $20.5 million in Series A funding from investors including the venture arms of Airbus, JetBlue Airways and Toyota.
Emerging Technologies

Daily Memo: United, Delta Take Different Views On Carbon Offsets

By Lori Ranson Apr 22, 2021
There are nuances among some airlines in the U.S. regarding the best short and longer-term solutions to combat climate change, particularly with respect to carbon offsets. 
Airlines & Lessors

Southwest Airlines Supports SAF Production From Food Waste

By Graham Warwick Apr 22, 2021
Southwest Airlines has committed to continue supporting the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s development of sustainable aviation fuel produced from food waste.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bye Takes On King Air With All-Electric eFlyer 800

By Graham Warwick Apr 22, 2021
Bye Aerospace has launched development of the eFlyer 800, an eight-seat, all-electric competitor to Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop.
Emerging Technologies

IAG Commits To SAFs For 10% Of Flights By 2030

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 22, 2021
The airline group said it would achieve this by purchasing one million tons of sustainable jet fuel per year, which will allow it to cut its annual emissions by two million tons by 2030.
Airlines & Lessors

Eurocontrol Sees Potential To Cut 25% Of CO2 From Flights By 2030

By Graham Warwick Apr 22, 2021
More than 25% of CO2 emissions from flights in Europe could be eliminated by 2030, but improvements in air traffic management will be required, says a “think paper” released by Eurocontrol.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SAF Availability To Get Boost As Alliance Launches Certificate System

By Graham Warwick Apr 21, 2021
An alliance has been launched with the goal of accelerating investment in sustainable aviation fuels by creating a certificate system that provides a standardized approach to verifying and tracking the emissions reductions from the low-carbon fuels.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Europe, Japan Fund Advanced SAF Research

By Graham Warwick Apr 21, 2021
Europe and Japan have launched a joint research program to advance the direct conversion of CO2 to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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Sustainable aviation initiatives in the spotlight

Helen Beresford-Massy Apr 20, 2021
The airline industry is keeping and, in some instances, raising its commitments to the environment through technologies, sustainable aviation fuels…
Aircraft & Propulsion

United Airlines Unveils Collective SAF Purchase Plan

By Lori Ranson Apr 13, 2021
United Airlines has launched a new endeavor with nearly a dozen other corporations to collectively purchase roughly 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year.
Aircraft & Propulsion

France Moving Toward Banning Short Domestic Flights

By David Casey Apr 12, 2021
France has moved closer to banning short-haul domestic flights on routes than can be covered by train in under 2.5 hrs. as part of efforts to lower carbon emissions.
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Airbus’ Hydrogen Drive Will Materialize In Demonstrators

By Thierry Dubois Apr 09, 2021
Airbus launches superconducting electric research as it provides more detail on hydrogen plans.
Sustainability

Flag Carriers Push Green Aircraft Development

By Alex Derber Apr 07, 2021
In the past week, two European flag carriers have signalled their commitment to alternative aircraft technologies. First was Finnair, which signed a…
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LanzaJet Gets Backing From Shell For SAF Production Scale Up

By Graham Warwick Apr 06, 2021
Oil and gas giant Shell has invested in sustainable aviation fuel producer LanzaJet, joining backers including British Airways and All Nippon Airways. 
Emerging Technologies

UK Defense Mulls Zero-Emission Training Aircraft 

By Tony Osborne Apr 06, 2021
The UK Royal Air Force will consider a zero-emission trainer for its upcoming Telum requirement for a fleet of aircraft to be used for elementary flying training.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, April 5-9, 2021

By Graham Warwick Apr 05, 2021
Circular design for sustainability; Measuring quiet sonic booms; South Korean UAM; Wisk trial; and S-70 OPV.
Emerging Technologies