Boeing ecoDemonstrator Assumes Growing Role

By Guy Norris Oct 19, 2021
Despite unprecedented fiscal pressures Boeing says continuing ecoDemonstrator support is investing in the future as sustainability takes center stage
Aircraft & Propulsion

Alaska Airlines Sets Out Sustainment Road Map

By Guy Norris Oct 19, 2021
Alaska Airlines calls for more support on sustainable fuels as it looks for efficiency gains through ecoDemonstrator involvement.
Airlines & Lessors
UH2 Raises Funds For Fuel-Cell Flight Testing
Universal Hydrogen (UH2) has raised an additional $62 million in funding to take the startup through initial flight testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion conversion for regional turboprops. 
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Business Aviation Operators Embrace Carbon-Offset Credits

By William Garvey Oct 14, 2021
Daily disasters help define the global environmental problem.
Business Aviation

Embraer Sets Sustainability Goals And Actions To Meet Them

By Molly McMillin Oct 13, 2021
Embraer Executive Jets will combine increased use of sustainable aviation fuels with new technologies to meet its sustainability goals.

Aviation Industry Needs Governments To Support Its Environmental Plan

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2021
Support from Latin American countries is crucial for airlines in the region to meet sustainability targets.
Airlines & Lessors

Cargo Airline To Convert ATR 72s To Hydrogen Power

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2021
Irish cargo airline operator ASL Aviation Holdings plans to convert up to 10 ATR 72s to zero-emission fuel-cell propulsion after signing a letter of intent to be Universal Hydrogen’s (UH2) launch customer in the cargo turboprop market.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: NASA Project Signals Dawn Of Electrified Airliner

By Guy Norris Oct 12, 2021
The long-term sustainable growth of air transport will hinge on the development of net zero carbon propulsion technologies and NASA has taken a concrete step toward fostering the development of one such option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French President Adds Pressure To Airbus’ Hydrogen Plans

By Thierry Dubois Oct 12, 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron says the first commercial aircraft relying on hydrogen should be in service by 2030, earlier than Airbus’ stated target of 2035.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bizav’s Next Target: 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2021
There is increasing talk of 100% sustainable aviation fuel, up from the current 50% blend limit. But it is not as simple as just pouring more biofuel…
Service Tracks Aircraft Emissions For Lessors, Banks
A service that allows lessors, banks and other aircraft owners to track and report the emissions from their portfolios has been launched by Irish financial services company Fexco and U.S. aviation risk management consultancy Avocet.
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DLR Building Megawatt-Scale Fuel-Cell Test Site

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
Germany aerospace center DLR has broken ground on a test site for hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Japanese Airlines Set SAF Supply Target To Meet Net-Zero Goal
Domestic and foreign airlines operating in Japan will need an estimated 2.3 billion liters (613 million gal.) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, concludes a joint report by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
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Hydrogen Making Inroads Into Sustainable-Aircraft Development

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
A shift from electric and hybrid-electric propulsion toward hydrogen is evident among sustainable aircraft projects announced so far this year, according to European consultancy Roland Berger.
Emerging Technologies

Prometheus To Produce Net-Zero SAF From 2022

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
U.S. startup Prometheus Fuels expects to begin delivering commercial quantities of its carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel toward the end of 2022.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA Commits To Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

By Jens Flottau Oct 08, 2021
The airline industry is now aiming for a net-zero emissions target, to be reached by 2050.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Corn Stover Promises Lower-Carbon SAF Production

By Graham Warwick Oct 07, 2021
A project to demonstrate low-carbon production of sustainable aviation fuel from corn stover—the leaves and stalks left in fields after harvesting—has been funded by the U.S. Energy Department.
Emerging Technologies

Climate-Focused Smallsat Startup Muon Raises $10M

By Michael Bruno Oct 07, 2021
Muon’s small satellites will focus on dense, scientific-grade measurements of the atmosphere, ocean, and land processes.
Commercial Space

Podcast: IATA Targets Net Zero Emissions For Beleaguered Airline Industry

By Jens Flottau Oct 07, 2021
The world’s airlines gathered in Boston this week for the IATA AGM after a bruising last 18 months that has also seen sustainability rise up the agenda. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss what they were hearing at the event.
Air Transport

Video: Finnair VP Sustainability On Getting To Net-Zero

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 06, 2021
In advance of Finnair VP Sustainability Anne Larilahti’s keynote address to MRO Europe on Oct. 20 in Amsterdam, Aviation Week Executive Editor Lee Ann Shay talks with her about key initiatives and getting to net-zero carbon emissions.
MRO Europe

IATA’s Net Zero Carbon 2050 Resolution Brings New Challenges

By Linda Blachly Oct 06, 2021
Once the IATA resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was approved at the IATA AGM in Boston, it was almost immediately met with the realization of the huge challenges ahead.

Indonesia Completes Test Flight Of Palm-Oil Fuel Mix

By Chen Chuanren Oct 06, 2021
An Indonesian consortium of aerospace manufacturers, research and oil companies has completed a test flight using an aviation fuel mixed with palm oil.  
Aircraft & Propulsion

NBAA-BACE 2021 To Be Carbon Neutral

By Molly McMillin Oct 06, 2021
NBAA has joined with Boston-based 4AIR to fund a portfolio of carbon-offset credits to mitigate attendee travel to and from the convention.

LanzaTech Explores Additional Waste-To-Fuel SAF Pathways

By Graham Warwick Oct 05, 2021
Already an early mover in converting waste gases to renewable fuels, LanzaTech plans to demonstrate two new pathways for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with funding from the U.S. Energy Department.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Stakeholders Must Rise To Meet Sustainability Goal Challenges

By Linda Blachly Oct 05, 2021
Aviation industry players have already begun discussing ways to put feet on IATA’s recently approved resolution that commits member airlines to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.