Sustainability

August 23, 2011 - 11:05am

The recycling program recently launched at Gulfstream Aerospace’s Savannah and Brunswick, Ga. facilities has saved more than 600 tons of recyclables from reaching landfills. This includes 782,620 pounds of wood recycled in Savannah between November and June, and 433,940 pounds of paper, metal, plastic and cardboard diverted from landfills between February and June.

August 1, 2011 - 7:20am
As of July 12 Boeing began using a non-chromated primer and top coat to paint...

Major aircraft and engine manufacturers have formed an organization called the International Aerospace Environment Group, chaired by Boeing, with the goal of establishing environmental guidelines for the aerospace supply chain.

August 1, 2011 - 7:10am
Renewable feedstock used in producing aviation biofuel includes the camelina ...

A revised specification issued by standards organization ASTM International establishes requirements for the use of biofuel blends in conventional jet fuel, facilitating wider use of cleaner-burning “renewable” fuels made from plants.

July 27, 2011 - 4:51am

I recall being at first surprised, then relieved, by the oft-quoted statistic that aviation accounts for just 2 percent of global CO2 emissions. It seems like such a small amount in the grand scheme of greenhouse gases. But a recent report by the World Economic Forum cautions against complacency on the emissions front.

July 20, 2011 - 10:54am

At this year’s Paris Air Show, some big players bellied up to the biojet bar. Boeing flew one of its new 747-8s from the U.S. to the show fueled by a mix of 85-percent jet-A and 15-percent camelina plant oil derivative; Honeywell–the jet-engine and avionics manufacturer–made the trip using a 50-50 mix in a Gulfstream G450.

June 30, 2011 - 6:25am

In response to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) regulations, Jet Aviation is offering an EU-ETS compliance service. According to the company, its new service supports all procedural requirements of the EU-ETS, from monitoring flight data and calculating CO2 emissions to managing production of the annual report and CO2 emission permits. Jet Aviation said it has more than 45 subscribers to its EU-ETS service.

June 29, 2011 - 4:10am

Honeywell’s corporate Gulfstream G450 made bizav history when it landed at Le Bourget in time for the Paris Air Show after the first transatlantic flight using biofuel, a trip that resulted in net equivalent savings for the seven-hour flight of roughly 5.5 metric tons of CO2.

June 27, 2011 - 8:41am
Boeing ferried its new Boeing 747-8 Freighter all the way from its home in Se...

At last week’s Paris Air Show strong examples of leadership in efforts to reduce air transport’s environmental footprint came from two sources that, at least in the eyes of sometimes sanctimonious European observers, have not been seen as being at the vanguard of such moves: the U.S. and business aviation. During the administration of former President George W. Bush, the U.S.

June 26, 2011 - 6:35am

Gulfstream Aerospace selected Securaplane’s lithium-ion battery as standard equipment on its new G650. The multimillion-dollar deal marks the first time a Gulfstream aircraft will feature the technology, which is some 50-percent lighter than conventional NiCad or lead-acid batteries and carries a higher energy density. The subsidiary of UK-based Meggitt said the weight reduction per shipset equates to nearly one passenger.

 
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