Environment

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

May 22, 2022, 10:30 AM

Bombardier Sees Blended-wing Future for Business Jets

Bombardier's research and technology teams have been flight testing a scale-model of a blended wing airframe that could be part of a green Eco Jet design.

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ATR Evo turboprop in flight over clouds
May 18, 2022 - 3:00 AM
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May 16, 2022 - 12:54 PM
Forty-two aviation and energy organizations urged that the EPA make "simple fixes" to a proposal on feedstocks used in SAF.
May 13, 2022 - 9:47 AM
In its 16th in a series of “think papers,” Eurocontrol examines cost of emissions reduction measures.
Phillips 66 Rodeo, California petroleum refinery facility
May 12, 2022 - 10:18 PM
Phillips 66 has decided to begin conversion of its major San Francisco area petroleum refinery into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities.
May 10, 2022 - 12:25 PM
Results from recent NASA-backed flight tests with Joby’s eVTOL prototype demonstrate that its noise would be barely audible from city streets below.
Del Monte Aviation FBO at KMRY with business jet and SUV parked outside
May 9, 2022 - 11:16 AM
Since early 2021, Avfuel has provided more than 200,000 gallon of sustainable aviation fuel to California's Monterey Regional Airport.
May 6, 2022 - 12:54 PM
ZeroAvia announced today that it has started preparing a second Dornier 228 aircraft to serve as a testbed for the hydrogen-electric propulsion system.
May 6, 2022 - 12:40 PM
At the recent Aero Friedrichshafen show, Rolls-Royce Electrica showed off its electric aircraft propulsion and storage systems it is developing.
Liquid hydrogen storage tank
May 4, 2022 - 8:20 AM
Experts believe “clean” production and distribution rank as the biggest challenges to the adoption of hydrogen power by the aviation industry.
May 3, 2022 - 8:51 AM
Safran Aircraft Engines will use Ansys's finite element analysis software for sustainable engine development.