On September 26, 2023, sustainable aviation’s future made a giant leap forward amidst the Mojave Desert’s vast expanse. Universal Hydrogen Co launched a flight test campaign for its hydrogen-powered regional aircraft at the Mojave Air & Space Port.
Ensuring uninterrupted communication is crucial in an era where climate change intensifies natural disasters. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) recognized this pressing need and introduced… Read More »DLR Design Challenge 2023: Innovating the Skies to Restore Internet Connectivity
Wondering what to pack for your next Japan Airlines flight? Fancy flying with just your hand luggage? Japan Airlines (JAL) “Any wear, Anywhere” clothing service encourages passengers to pack light and travel sustainably.
Pegasus Airlines, Türkiye’s premier low-cost carrier, has unveiled a fresh Nordic partnership on sustainability. The initiative, realized in collaboration with the innovative Norway-based climate tech firm CHOOOSE, empowers passengers to understand and counteract their travel-related emissions
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has started building the electric Central Utility Plant (eCUP). This project shows the airport’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions.
Electrifying Schiphol’s Ground Operations Schiphol Airport is introducing 30 new electric Ground Power Units (e-GPUs) for parked planes as part of their commitment to environmental… Read More »Schiphol’s New e-GPUs to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Boeing has transported an MD-90 airplane to the designated location for modifications as part of an experiment for the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) configuration, a project under NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator initiative. See the video.
In a pioneering stride towards a greener aviation industry, American Airlines has unveiled the results of an unprecedented study on contrail avoidance.
Airbus, BMW Group, and Quantinuum have pioneered a groundbreaking hybrid quantum-classical workflow. This innovative framework expedites future research by utilizing quantum computers to simulate quantum systems, specifically emphasizing the chemical reactions of catalysts within fuel cells.
Boeing and NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project will be supported by US carriers which will contribute operational and airport compatibility feedback.
United has announced an investment in Electric Power Systems, a company producing battery technology that could benefit a wide range of aerospace usages. This marks United’s second investment in electric battery technology, the first being sodium-ion battery-maker Natron.
IN Air Travel Experience (IN ATX), Antos Environmental, and 2030 Markets have forged a new sustainability alliance. The firms bring their combined expertise in resource recovery, circular economy, and energy transition to international aviation.
In a big move towards eco-friendly air travel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Atkins have introduced a groundbreaking tool to capture carbon emissions in airport terminals.
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.
IATA collaborates with AIA for a net-zero CO2 aviation future. They aim to develop tools for airlines’ decarbonization, offering a standardized approach for sustainable air travel.
This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).
Let’s take a closer look at both.
The Net Zero Tracking Methodology permits the collection of data from IATA member airlines on an annual basis. Once validated, this collective industry data from the preceding calendar year will be released annually in the fourth quarter, with the inaugural report featuring airline-contributed data slated for Q4 2024.