Environment

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

Aircraft

Airbus Sees eVTOL Race to Market as a Marathon

The company's urban air mobility unit sees no immediate case for on-demand air taxi services
Airbus CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

THC Orders Support Growing Saudi Mobility Needs

The massive order will support Saudi Arabia's vision for the future
THC AW139
Environment

California Fuel Proposals Draw Industry Opposition

Proposals would regulate jet fuel and ban leaded avgas
business jets on ramp in front of tower at Van Nuys Airport
Engines

Safran Boosts Deliveries as Work on New Engines Advances

The company wants to boost output from 600 to 1,000 engines by 2025
Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K turboshaft
Regulations and Government

New Fuel Efficiency Certification Rules Apply to Bizav

The U.S. rules apply to new type certificates and modified airplanes
New FAA Part 38 rules
Regulations and Government

Singapore and Supernal Develop Advanced Air Mobility

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal is developing a four-passenger eVTOL aircraft
Singapore Economic Development Board managing director Jacqueline Poh (left) and Supernal CEO and Hyundai Motor Group president Jaiwon Shin
Environment

Nandina REM Makes Advances in Aviation Circularity

The company's technology offers a new opportunity for decommissioned aircraft.
Nandina REM Singapore Airshow 2024
Aircraft

Airbus Forges Ahead With Sustainability Goals

European airframer is breaking ground and forging new sustainability partnerships
Airbus hydrogen power
Environment

Liebherr Highlights Tech Solutions for Sustainable Aviation

The company seeks to increase electrification in aircraft systems
Liebherr Aerospace electric aerospace systems
Environment

Singapore Airshow Spotlights the Road to Net Zero

SAF remains the crux of sustainability efforts
Airbus A350-1000
Environment

HAI Promotes SAF Use at Heli-Expo 2024

Rotorcraft arriving in Anaheim for annual helicopter convention can fill up on SAF at the staging area
Helicopters in Heli-Expo static display
Fuel

Airbus Sets An Example With Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use

The airframer is testing the ability to use 100% SAF.
Airbus A350-1000 nose at airport
Charter & Fractional

PhilJets To Operate 10 of Lilium's eVTOL Aircraft

Philjets could operate the Lilium Jet in the Philippines and Cambodia
Lilium's six-passenger eVTOL aircraft could be used for air taxi flights in the Philippines.
Engines

Engine Makers Explore Several Paths to Decarbonization

R&D work chases short-term improvement and a quantum leap for the 2030s
Pratt & Whitney hybrid-electric propulsion technology demonstrator
Aircraft

Airbus Puts SAF on Display with A350-1000

The aircraft is fueled with a 35 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel
Airbus A350-1000 refueling with 35 percent blend in SAF
Aircraft

Embraer Views Asia Pacific As Key Growth Driver

The Brazilian group has won new business in the region for its commercial, executive, and military aircraft
Francisco Gomes Neto, president and CEO of Embraer
Aircraft

Asia Well Placed For Leading Role in Advanced Air Mobility

New eVTOL aircraft could transform urban public transportation
Eve Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

Airbus Set To Start Racer High-speed Flight Trials

The hybrid-electric design features a box wing and a pair of pusher propellers
Airbus Racer technology demonstrator for high-speed helicopter
Environment

Aviation Coalition Urges Canadian SAF Incentives

The group includes major players such as Bombardier, Airbus, IATA, and CBAA
Flasks of sustainable aviation news
Aircraft

Daher Restructures To Meet Revenue Growth Target

The manufacturer of the TBM and Kodiak aircraft is creating four new business units
Daher TBM 960 aircraft
Environment

EBAA, GAMA Urge Increased Tempo for SAF Adoption

The two aviation groups are advocating for an aggressive timeline towards 100 percent SAF use
Business jet being fueled with SAF
Engines

Safran and Partners Test Aircraft Turboprop Hydrogen Engines

BeautHyFuel project has received French government funding
Safran and Turbotech have tested a hydrogen engine for light aircraft
Environment

ADP and Dassault Push To Decarbonize Le Bourget Airport

The airports group and bizjet maker want to help operators to go green
Dassault Falcon business jets can operate with a 50 percent mix of sustainable aviation fuel
Environment

NBAA Chief Bolen Kicks Off Miami Regional Forum

Show has 187 exhibitors and 22 aircraft on static display
2024 NBAA Miami Regional Forum
Environment

Protestors Oppose Private Aviation at Farnborough Airport

The local chapter of Extinction Rebellion led a march to Farnborough Airport
Greta Thunberg joins a protest at Farnborough Airport in the UK
FBOs

Clay Lacy Expands eVTOL Ops Plan with New Partnership

Plans at California FBOs could extend to new vertiport locations
Clay Lacy's concept for eVTOL operations at FBO
Environment

Bombardier Reveals First EcoJet Partners

The University of Victoria joins Bombardier's sustainability efforts
The Bombardier EcoJet engineering team is pictured with a subscale demonstrator
Environment

LanzaJet Debuts World's First Ethanol-to-SAF Production Facility

The Georgia facility will be capable of producing 10 million gallons of fuel a year
LanzaJet SAF facility at Soperton, Georgia
Charter & Fractional

India's JetSetGo Commits to More Electric/Hybrid Aircraft

The Indian charter operator could add up to 280 new aircraft to its fleet from around 2028
Overair's Butterfly eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Indian Charter Group JetSetGo Signs for Horizon's eVTOL

Canadian start-up Horizon just raised $9 million in a SPAC-backed Nasdaq listing
Horizon's Cavorite X7 eVTOL aircraft