Editorial: Aviation Sustainability Must Be Fast-Tracked

By Karen Walker May 23, 2023
The commitment by IATA member airlines at the AGM in Boston in 2021 to be carbon net zero by 2050 was remarkable.

Podcast: How Can Airlines Avoid Greenwashing Charges?

By David Casey Apr 27, 2023
Editors discuss the rising number of formal greenwashing allegations leveled at airlines and how they can effectively communicate their sustainability efforts.
Window Seat Podcast

Magpie Unveils Concept For Long-Range Sustainable Flight

By Guy Norris Apr 24, 2023
Aero tow concept aims to provide zero-emission range extension for electric, hydrogen and modified conventional regional and single-aisle airliners.
Emerging Technologies

UK Launches Study To Bolster Hydrogen-Related Capabilities

By Graham Warwick Apr 20, 2023
A project has been launched to develop a concept for a center of excellence to help industry embrace liquid hydrogen as a fuel for aviation.

Delta: Clean-Sheet Aircraft Design Needed, For Sustainability’s Sake

By Christine Boynton Apr 18, 2023
A new, clean-sheet airliner should be part of a meaningful push to reach sustainability goals, Delta’s CEO says. 
Airlines & Lessors

Airbus Opens R&D Center In China To Support Sustainable Aviation

By Chen Chuanren Apr 17, 2023
Airbus has opened a research center in Suzhou, China, as part of its pursuit to develop alternate energy such as hydrogen.
Emerging Technologies

Tracking Inflight Catering Can Reduce Food Waste

By Linda Blachly Apr 11, 2023
To help support airlines’ goals of reducing waste to be more sustainable and more cost-effective, Airbus has been working on a prototype of a Food Scanner.
Interiors & Connectivity

Registry Will Verify SAF Emission Reduction Claims

By Graham Warwick Nov 17, 2022
A digital registry underpinning a global book-and-claim system for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is expected to go live in mid-2023.

Dutch Consortium Pursues MRO Sustainability Through Digitalization

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 15, 2022
The BrightSky consortium is researching ways that technology could be used within aviation and MRO to advance sustainability.
Emerging Technologies

MROs Make Sustainability Progress

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Nov 07, 2022
Several MROs have recently rolled out initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and advance greener aircraft.

ANALYSIS: The ICAO Carbon Agreement Will Not Be Enough

By Karen Walker Nov 07, 2022
Negotiations on the 2050 long-term aspirational goal continued to the very end of the two-week assembly in Montreal

German Entities Convert A320 Into Hydrogen Lab

By Victoria Moores Oct 31, 2022
Lufthansa Technik has converted a decommissioned Airbus A320 into a hydrogen field laboratory to test maintenance and ground-based processes in preparation for hydrogen-powered flight.

Opinion: Could Propellers Help Solve The Sustainability Conundrum?

By Richard Aboulafia Oct 31, 2022
The past might yield fuel-savings and emission-reducing solutions for regional transport and larger aircraft.

NASA-Boeing Probe SAF Emissions With 777 ecoDemonstrator

By Guy Norris Oct 18, 2022
Researchers look to quantify SAF-fueled engine exhaust properties by measuring emissions from Boeing 777-200ER ecoDemonstrator.

Making The Case For Aviation’s Sustainability Options

By Graham Warwick Oct 18, 2022
Boeing’s Cascade model will help inform policymakers on the effects of policies and incentives for sustainability initiatives.

Podcast: Aviation’s Future Fuels

By Bill Carey Oct 11, 2022
The production and widespread supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and unleaded avgas will be key for aviation to meet its environmental sustainability goals. BCA Senior Editor Bill Carey discusses industry progress toward deploying SAF and unleaded avgas with National Air Transportation Association CEO Curt Castagna and Managing Director of Industry & Regulatory Affairs Megan Eisenstein.

Singapore Signs Up For ICAO’s SAF Development Program

By Chen Chuanren Oct 10, 2022
ICAO's ACT-SAF program is designed to encourage global cooperation to spur the widespread development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Monitoring Progress Will Be Key To Aviation’s Net Zero Drive

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 30, 2022
As airlines map out their paths to net-zero emissions, the industry seeks to make sure they have accurate ways to track their performance.

Clean Aviation ‘On Track’ To Meet Targets As New Projects Unveiled

By Guy Norris Sep 28, 2022
Leaders of Europe’s Clean Aviation research initiative believe the program is on track to see decreases in aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by 30% within the next decade.

IATA: ICAO Has No Time To Lose In Approving Net Zero Emission Targets

By Lori Ranson Sep 27, 2022
IATA is continuing its push for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to endorse an aspirational goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

A Step Forward Or Back In Aviation’s Efforts To Tackle Climate Change?

Sep 26, 2022
The 41st ICAO Assembly will arguably be one of the most important in recent history. The airline industry, represented by the International Air…

Airlines Call For Oil Producers To Invest ‘Windfall’ Profits Into SAF

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 22, 2022
“We need fuel producers to invest in SAF—if it’s produced, we’ll use it,” says IATA Director General Willie Walsh.

New Partnerships Aim For Sustainability Innovation

By Linda Blachly Sep 21, 2022
Sustainability was the number one topic at the Farnborough Airshow, demonstrating that all industry stakeholders understand the imperative of working…

Podcast: The Price of Sustainability

Sep 08, 2022
As the aerospace industry gathers in Montreal, the challenges of getting to net-zero are laid bare.

Why Sustainable Aviation Fuel Is Finally A Winning Political Card

By Karen Walker Aug 29, 2022
Automobile driving might not be the most appropriate analogy to draw when describing how much the momentum has changed in the pursuit to grow the…