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NEWS Mar 01, 2024 Ampaire Completes First 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Test for Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Ampaire has achieved its first ground test utilizing pure 100% ASTM D7566 Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced from electricity and carbon dioxide with their partner Dimensional Energy. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Southwest Airlines Launches Venture Firm for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, $30 Million Investment in Fuel Producer LanzaJet Southwest Airlines announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a subsidiary focused on helping the airline achieve its sustainability goals by obtaining sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest also announced a $30 million investment in sustainable fuel technology company and producer LanzaJet. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 SunExpress Becomes First Airline to Implement AMOSeTL Technology On January 10, Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) confirmed that a SunExpress Boeing 737 aircraft departed from Antalya (AYT) with the company's AMOSeTL software. SunExpress became the first airline to incorporate AMOSeTL technology into its operations. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 28, 2024 E-Kerosene: The Fuel Disrupting Sustainable Aviation This month, the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) released a bold strategy to promote and achieve carbon-neutral air travel. One of the professors at the university, Mihri Ozkan, released her findings in a paper published by iScience, in which she explains that e-kerosene could be a sustainable alternative to traditional aircraft fuels. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing' On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Lilium Announces eVTOL Operations in Southeast Asia, Expanded Charging Infrastructure at Singapore Airshow Lilium is making significant progress in developing the Lilium Jet, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, the German aerospace company announced the designation of Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a center of its U.S. operations. Lilum expanded on its momentum by making two major deals at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. Decarbonizing aviation through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and advanced air mobility (AAM), which includes eVTOLs, was a major focus of this year's event. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Airbus Showcases A350-1000 Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Singapore Airshow Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft, powered by a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at the Singapore Airshow. The company showed refueling on February 18 at Changi Airport (SIN) by pumping 12.8 tons (11.6 metric tons) of a 35% blend of SAF and conventional jet-A fuel into the widebody. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Singapore Announces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Targets Funded by Ticket Levy Singapore is positioning itself as a leader in sustainable aviation by announcing plans to mandate the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all outbound flights from the country starting in 2026. This initiative underscores the city-state's commitment to environmental sustainability and aligns with global efforts within the aviation industry to transition to greener fuel alternatives. Read More →
STORIES Feb 13, 2024 Exclusive: Interview With Brandon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft I had the chance to sit down with Brandon Robinson, the CEO of Horizon Aircraft, about hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility for longer-haul flights. Horizon Aircraft is a Canadian aerospace company building a hybrid eVTOL aircraft for commercial passenger and cargo operation. Its product is the Cavorite X7: a hybrid eVTOL aircraft that takes off vertically and flies like a conventional plane once airborne. Read More →