Environment

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

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
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
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

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 To Promote SAF Use at Heli-Expo

Rotorcraft arriving in Anaheim next week will be encouraged to fill up at the staging area
Helicopters in Heli-Expo static display
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.
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
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

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
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

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
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
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

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
FBOs

ExecuJet's Paris FBO Is Latest To Go All-electric

It's the company's fourth location to make the switch from conventionally fueled equipment
Electric ground service equipment on the ExecuJet ramp at Paris Le Bourget
Environment

UK Company Creates SAF from Sewage

The process leverages an abundant 'problem' feedstock
Sewage biosolid and flask of SAF
FBOs

Atlantic Aviation To Install Electric Chargers at FBOs

Beta's charging stations can support multiple electric aircraft and ground vehicles
Beta's electric charging cube and its Alia electric aircraft
FBOs

Clay Lacy's John Wayne FBO To Get Joby's Electric Charging Unit

Joby designed its electric charging system to work with multiple aircraft types
Joby has developed a universal charging system for electric aircraft