Environment

News about environmental issues relating to aircraft operations, including noise issues, emissisions, and regulations. See Fuel for biofuel.

January 18, 2023, 12:12 PM

NASA, Boeing To Fly Truss-braced-wing Demonstrator in 2028

The Sustainable Flight Demonstrator partnership between Boeing and NASA aims to cut fuel burn in narrowbody aircraft by 30 percent.

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Aerial view of Satcom Direct's solar farm
Jan 10, 2023 - 12:07 PM
The business aviation connectivity provider has installed a 1,200-panel solar farm at its Florida headquarters.
Image of wind turbines
Jan 5, 2023 - 11:18 AM
Jetcraft has removed 3,596 verified tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions through its partnership with Azzera.
Joby Aviation four-passenger eVTOL aircraft (Photo: Joby)
Jan 3, 2023 - 6:46 AM
The race is on to electrify and increasingly automate aircraft, with the first commercial applications now anticipated in the second half of the 2020s.
Environmental protesters outside the business aviation area of London Luton Airport.
Dec 30, 2022 - 4:19 AM
The Campaign for Better Transport also wants UK commercial business aircraft operators to lose their exemption from value-added tax.
World Energy Sustainable Fuel Plant in Paramount, California
Dec 26, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Following the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel blender's tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the IRS has issued guidance.
Swiss International Air Lines workers applying the AeroSHARK skin to the fuselage of a Swiss Boeing 777-300ER.
Dec 21, 2022 - 4:36 PM
Lufthansa Technik and BASF have developed an aircraft surface skin that reduces friction and improves fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
4Air president Kennedy Ricci
Dec 20, 2022 - 12:19 PM
4Air has launched a regulatory monitoring and compliance program to help operators keep up with changing and growing aircraft emissions schemes.
Dash 8-100 hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator in flight
Dec 20, 2022 - 9:26 AM
Pratt & Whitney, along with sister company Collins, prepare for flight testing of the first hybrid-electric propulsion system on a Dash 8 aircraft in 2024.
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 is set to make the first transatlantic flight running on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.
Dec 20, 2022 - 5:04 AM
Ten major airlines are backing a not-for-profit group deploying funds to accelerate research and development projects aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
Hill Aircraft FBO at Atlanta's Fulton County Executive Airport
Dec 19, 2022 - 12:47 PM
Hill Aircraft, an FBO at Altanta's Fulton County Executive Airport, will be the first in Georgia to offer sustainable aviation fuel.