Tag: sustainable aviation

KLM Tests Sustainable Ways to Taxi Aircraft at Schiphol

Reading Time: < 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is one of the most active airlines in the world in terms of sustainability. Apart from numerous initiatives to make aviation greener, the airline has recently joined testing of sustainable ways to taxi aircraft at Schiphol. The object of innovative tests is a Taxibot – “a hybrid towing vehicle which, unlike […]

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the major carriers of the United States, has announced that starting 1 March, 2020, it commits $1 billion to reduce its carbon footprint and become the first carbon neutral airline worldwide over the next decade. Aviation accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta admits there is no […]

Aviation 2019: Good Things to Remember

Reading Time: 5 minutes The year of 2019 has brought the aviation industry a number of tough challenges, indeed. Issues related to aviation safety, decreasing trust in the most reliable aircraft manufacturers and regulatory authorities, a large number of aviation companies going bankrupt, etc. 2019 was rich in various events. Although it is natural for a human being to, […]

British Airways Closer to Powering Future Fleet with Sustainable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish. Plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid-waste to sustainable-fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaborator with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement with AerCap. Egypt’s national carrier took advantage of a new Boeing program and filled its new super-efficient airplane with biofuel for the flight home, underscoring the airline’s drive to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations. “We are committed to the sustainable […]

Radical New Aircraft ‘Flying-V’. What Is It?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Attempts to make aviation more sustainable are endless. It is even hard to recount how many ideas and concepts were presented to the world of aviation. Electric aircraft, solar-powered aircraft, planes run by aviation biofuel. One of the recent entrants onto the stage of innovative solutions for sustainable aviation is the ‘Flying-V‘ concept. It is […]

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. On 24 […]