U.S. House Committee Advances Tax Credit For SAF
The credit is intended to stimulate production and consumption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by reducing the price premium over conventional jet fuel.
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Canadian Consortium Produces First e-Fuel SAF

By Graham Warwick Sep 17, 2021
Canada’s SAF+ Consortium has produced the first few liters of synthetic kerosene at its pilot plant in Montreal.
Emerging Technologies
Sweden’s BRA, ATR And Neste To Demo 100% SAF
Swedish regional BRA, OEM ATR and fuel supplier Neste partner to certify 100% SAF for ATR regional turboprops; first test flight in 2022.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:52
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Boeing On Pace To Clear 737 MAX Backlog By 2023, Analysis Shows

By Sean Broderick Sep 16, 2021
Boeing has about 330 737 MAXs in its inventory built before December 2020’s delivery re-start, suggesting the company is on track to meet its goal of clearing the backlog by 2023, an Aviation Week data analysis shows.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Changes in Regional Business Create Opening for AAM

By Lori Ranson Sep 16, 2021
The 50-seat regional jet was a game changer in the early part of the current century. But the good times couldn’t last for small RJs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Embraer’s Turboprop Revival Hinges On U.S. Regionals Buy-In

By Jens Flottau Sep 16, 2021
In the age of transformation to a more sustainable way of flying and with revolutionary technologies not available yet, a new generation of turboprops look like a valid interim step.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Shell Reveals Plans For Rotterdam SAF Production Facility

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 16, 2021
Royal Dutch Shell plans to build an 820,000-tons-a-year biofuels facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which should be among the biggest sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities in Europe.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Downturn’s Weight Apparent In Boeing’s 20-Year Look-Ahead

By Sean Broderick Sep 16, 2021
Near-term deliveries lower, replacement rates higher as airlines reset post-pandemic.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

COMAC C919, CRAIC CR929 Nearing Assembly, Certification Milestones

By Chen Chuanren Sep 15, 2021
The first batch of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) C919 narrowbody aircraft destined for China Eastern Airlines is expected to enter final assembly, according to regulators from the East China Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Aircraft & Propulsion

More SAF Initiatives Announced In Italy, U.S.

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2021
A slew of sustainability initiatives continues to be rolled out by the aviation industry as the opening of United Nation’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow at the end of October draws closer. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Investors Bet On Avia Solutions Group

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2021
ACMI-to-MRO company Avia Solutions Group (ASG) has entered a strategic partnership with U.S.-based investment specialist Certares Management, which will provide €300 million ($354 million) in structured equity investment.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aircraft Interiors Sector Sees Signs Of Increasing Retrofit Spending 

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 14, 2021
Aircraft interiors retrofit spending is set to rise as airlines start to show some signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, industry experts said Sept.14 at this year's virtual Aircraft Interiors Expo.
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Surprise Widebody Orders Lift Boeing’s August Activity

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2021
Boeing booked 17 widebody orders from unidentified customers among its 53 gross additions in August, including seven for 787-9s, providing a boost during a largely anemic time for long-haul passenger demand.

Mobius To Begin Electric-Propulsion Battery Deliveries

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Sep 14, 2021
Startup Mobius Energy plans to deliver its first electric-propulsion battery module to a customer in October.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

U.S. Ex-Im Bank Renews LEAP-1B Guarantee; New Head Nominated

By Michael Bruno Sep 14, 2021
The U.S. Export-Import Bank has renewed a guarantee supporting aircraft-engine sales while Reta Jo Lewis has been nominated to lead the export credit agency.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Updated Boeing Forecast Sees Downturn’s Effects Hampering Deliveries, Fleet Growth

By Sean Broderick Sep 13, 2021
The updated Current Market Outlook has not changed much from 2020, signifying that recovery from the historic demand downturn is still gaining steam.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vertical’s eVTOL Prototype Takes Shape As Merger Vote Approaches

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2021
UK advanced air mobility startup Vertical Aerospace is gearing up to begin assembly of its VA-X4 engineering prototype to fly in 2022.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Chevron, Gevo Tie Up On SAF Production
Energy giant Chevron and renewable fuel producer Gevo have signed an LOI to build one or more facilities to process inedible corn into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 
natalia.pelayo… Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:07
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U.S. Energy Department Funds Projects To Scale SAF

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
In support of U.S. plans to boost sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production to at least 3 billion gal. a year by 2030, the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) has awarded $64.7 million in funding for 22 projects to produce cost-effective low-carbon biofuels.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: How 9/11 Unfolded At Aviation Week

Sep 10, 2021
Aviation Week editors witnessed terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and flew on missions guarding the capital. Listen to their stories.

NASA Readies For Small-Core Engine Awards

By Guy Norris Sep 10, 2021
Shrinking the high-pressure heart of an engine will make smaller turbofans more efficient than current commercial powerplants.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Islander Arrives For Modification To Hydrogen Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions has taken delivery of a Britten-Norman BN-2B Islander for conversion to zero-emission hydrogen-electric propulsion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: European Industry Continues Hydrogen Brainstorming

By Thierry Dubois Sep 09, 2021
The research and technology effort in Europe toward the use of hydrogen in commercial air transport is in full swing, but the readiness level varies depending on the industry segment. 
Emerging Technologies

BA Launches New Sustainability Initiative

By Victoria Moores Sep 09, 2021
BA head of sustainability Carrie Harris briefs ATW on BA’s Better World initiative, in front of special-liveried A320neo.
Airlines & Lessors

Niche Carrier Eastern Airlines Eyes Slick 777 Freighter Conversion

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2021
Company developing conversion package and will do the modifications in its own facility.
Airlines & Lessors