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How Google and the ICCT Plan to Help Airlines Meet their Sustainability Goals

  • 10 min read

As part of a significant stride towards fostering sustainable travel, Google has spearheaded the formation of an advisory committee to refine and augment Google’s Travel Impact Model (TIM).

The search giant aims to offer travelers more precise flight emission estimates and advocate for environmentally-conscious travel decisions. The committee is an amalgamation of climate scientists, academics, and representatives hailing from airlines, airports, and non-profit organizations. Their shared goal is to incorporate the latest scientific data and industry best practices into the TIM.

UAE Launches Seed Grants for Space Settlement Research

  • 3 min read

The Dubai Future Foundation has established the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge; a seed grant fund to encourage research into future space settlement and space habitation initiatives.

Why Celebrating Amelia Earhart Sends the Wrong Message to the Women of Tomorrow

  • 4 min read

Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. She is remembered because she was lost.

I have a bone to pick with Amelia.

Not because she disappeared, but because while she was with us she gave the worst possible advice to a young girl thinking of a future career in aviation: “perfect yourself in secretarial work and obtain a position on the ‘fringes,’relying on your ability and desire in order to succeed.”

As Solar Impulse Heads for Seville, SITAONAIR Keeps It On Track

  • 2 min read

I had the privilege last week to visit the Mission Control Centre in Monaco and learned how SITA OnAir technology is used to monitor every element of the flight, from flight path, to pilot health, weather monitoring, communications, aircraft performance..you name it.

President John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University, Public Domain

We Choose To Go To the Moon, Remembering JFK

  • 2 min read

Today we mark the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A man with unique vision and determination.

Thanks to him, humanity got to the moon and back. Admittedly, it was a reaction to the challenge of the advancing Russian Aerospace program. But rising up to meet challenges is what it takes to advance technology and reach the pinnacle of human endeavours.

City of Hamburg Invests in the Future of Aerospace with State of the Art Research Centre

  • 4 min read

The Hanseatic city of Hamburg has invested in the future of aviation by opening a state of the art aeronautical research centre which will foster new technologies to improve the aerospace industry.

The new 26,000 square metre ZAL TechCenter of Applied Aeronautical Research will house up to 600 specialising in fields of research such as fuel cells, aircraft cabin technology, 3D printing, Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT), acoustics, and virtual reality.

As Wi-Fi Space Race Intensifies, Gogo Takes Bold Leap to Global Coverage

  • 3 min read

Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.

“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.

Long-Haul Luxury or Supersonic Thrill: Which Would You Choose?

  • 4 min read

Airlines launch new long-haul routes and set new records, on the same week that NASA announces new low-boom Supersonic aircraft project.

So which way are we headed around the world? The long and winding road, or fast as the meteor flies?

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