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DAWN Rises on World's First Solar-powered Fuel Refinery

The initial pilot plant will demonstrate the technology on an industrial scale
Synhelion's DAWN solar fuel plant

Alder Renewables Opens SAF Lab in Colorado

Facility will work out any hurdles in the process ahead of full-scale production
Alder Renewables new lab in Boulder, Colo.

Former Alder Fuels CEO Gets Prison Sentence

Bryan Sherbacow embezzled nearly $6 million from the company he founded
Alder Renewables founder and former CEO Bryan Sherbacow

IATA: Industry on Track To Triple SAF Output in 2024

The global SAF Output in 2024 will equal less than one percent of jet fuel usage
Phillips 66 San Francisco area renewable fuels refinery
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

People in Aviation - April
People in Aviation - June 2024 headshots

NASA Completes Initial Review Toward X-59 Supersonic Flight

Flight Readiness Review board analysis is a key step toward the X-59 flight
NASA X-59 supersonic demonstrator on ramp at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Hermeus Begins Engine Testing for Quarterhorse Mk 2

Quarterhorse Mk 2 will fly at Mach 2.5 ahead of the Mach 4 Mk 3 Prototype
Hermeus preecooler testing with Pratt & Whitney F100 engine

Pittsburgh International Plans On-field Alternative Jet Fuel Plant

The $1.5 billion project could produce up to 70 million gallons of SAF a year
Pittsburgh International Airport

Collins Debuts Surface Air Traffic Management System

The new product tracks the movements of aircraft and ground equipment in real time
Screenshot of Collins Airport Surface Awareness System

Bombardier Inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame

The U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame recognized Bombardier's contributions to transportation technology
Joseph Armand Bombardier
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Signs Helicopter Engine Support Contracts with GDAT

Contracts cover in-service support and MRO for 140 Arrano 1A and Makila 2A1 engines
Safran techs inspect a Makila engine set to power its fleet of Airbus H225

Aviation Pioneer Dick Rutan Flies West

Rutan flew 325 combat missions during the Vietnam War
Dick Rutan, Vietnam War veteran and U.S. Air Force 'Misty Four-Zero' fighter pilot
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

Downey becomes CEO of EBCO and Dina Green is promoted to NBAA chief of staff
People in Aviation - May 2024 headshots

New SAF Tax Incentive Guidelines Add Strings to Ethanol Feedstock Use

Under the new GREET model, corn and soy crops will require smart farming practices
Corn field
Maintenance and Modifications

Aviation Maintenance Business Embraces Tech Advances

Efforts toward digitalization vital to creating efficiencies and ensuring safety
Pratt & Whitey Cobot photographing a GTF engine

Canada ADS-B Expansion Prompts Update Notice

On May 24, ADS-B is scheduled to include Canada’s Class B domestic airspace
Canadian flag and sky
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Inks Support Contract with DRF Luftrettung

Nonprofit operates 32 bases at 30 locations in Germany
Safran Arriel 2 turboshaft engine

Honeywell Improves SAF Production Technology

Changes could result in improved output and reduced costs

WWII-vintage Martin Mars Flying Boat To Return to U.S.

The massive flying boat will become a display at Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum
JRM Mars "Philippine Mars" on Sproat Lake in British Columbia

UK Launches Clearing House To Assist in SAF Certification

The program will work with its U.S. and EU counterparts to provide advice and funding
SAF researcher

EU Fuel Stakeholders Examine Non-CO2 Environmental Impact

With fossil fuels expected to remain for decades, changes in formulation are needed
Jet plane with contrail
Regulations and Government

U.S. Senate Bill Would Stand Up AI Standards Organization

Bipartisan senators introduced bill to foster AI R&D, collaboration
Aerial view of U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Regulations and Government

NBAA Pushes Back on NYC Council's Anti-helicopter Moves

Efforts by council could drastically reduce helicopter usage
NBAA nyc helicopter

Boeing Ramping Up SAF Purchases

The airframer boosted its SAF buy by 60 percent year-over-year
line service technician pumping fuel underwing
Regulations and Government

AIA Calls for Passage of Tax Act with R&D Expensing Fix

A 2022 tax change altered the way businesses deduct R&D expenses
Capitol dome (Photo: Library of Congress)

Latest Round of FAA Airport Grants Includes SAF Provisions

The FAA is offering funding to facilitate the expansion of SAF usage
jet-A fuel tanks on airport

GE Aerospace Marks Independence with Spinoff of GE Vernova

The now standalone companies rang the opening bell together at the NYSE to mark the occasion
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

David Smith takes over at Robinson Helicopter Company and Wheels Up Experience promotes Dave Holtz
People in Aviation - April 2024 headshots

Hermeus Steps toward Hypersonic with Quarterhorse Mk 1

Quarterhorse Mk 1 will be the first Hermeus flying prototype
Hermeus Steps toward Hypersonic with Quarterhorse Mk 1 (Photo: Hermeus)
Training and Workforce

WAI’s 35th Annual Gathering Celebrates Aviation’s Leading Ladies

More than 5,200 attended this year's conference
Emcee Lisa Stark, WAI2024 keynote speaker Pam Melroy, and WAI CEO Lynda Coffman at the Friday Luncheon.