Tag: Aviation


How fast is fast enough? There is an innate desire to cut travel time so as to enjoy or work harder once one gets where is going. In air flight that dream was the Concorde which was retired from use Read more…


Joachim Buse, Lufthansa airline’s head of aviation biofuel, last week said at an industry event in Washington, D.C. that biofuels could be the industry’s standard fuel in five to seven years. According to Air Transport World, the airline executive said Read more…


The commercial aviation industry could go from being one of the dirtiest to being one of the cleanest in ten years, according to one of the industry’s best-known figures. Richard Branson says the world’s 7,000 airlines could switch to low-carbon Read more…


There is no doubt that climate change poses a grave danger, if there are any questions to be raised, they should be on our level of preparedness to face this challenge head on. We need to identify innovative ways of Read more…


In addition to NASA's missions in space that amaze the world, our work in aeronautics continues to spur innovation and jobs. NASA is providing the $1.65 million prize purse for the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation Green Flight Challenge Read more…


Australia’s Jatenergy Limited energy company is to provide crude jatropha oil to Lufthansa for flight trials. The Lufthansa tests are the world’s first, long-term trial of renewable jet fuel and will be used on Lufthansa’s regularly scheduled flights between Hamburg Read more…


Slowly but surely, an extraordinarily important new industry is slowly taking shape, with the potential to transform the global economy. After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the world civil aviation industry is Read more…


At a time when many are adopting the narrative that carbon markets are faltering, the European Union (EU) is aggressively pursuing the expansion of theirs to include aviation. One of only two mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade systems in the Read more…


Being a jet-setter is one of the fastest ways to rack up a hefty carbon-footprint, but these airports are helping travelers lighten the load.


All industries across the world face the same regulatory maze and misdirection. In some cases it has led to industry leaving and going to China where laws are more permissive, That is not an option for the aviation industry which Read more…


Boeing is one of the most recognizable names in the aviation industry, so when they come up with a new design it generates a great deal of buzz. While no one would necessarily be surprised about a redesigned 747 or Read more…


Flying dwarfs any other individual activity in terms of carbon emissions, yet more and more people are traveling by air. With no quick technological fix on the horizon, what alternatives — from high-speed trains to advanced video conferencing — can Read more…


As I wrote last week, aviation demand for biofuels is bursting at the seams.  The trouble is, there are no easy alternatives.  Sustainable, non-food feedstocks like camelina and jatropha are just getting traction and the process of turning algae into Read more…


With so much volatility in the price of oil over the last decade, who can blame the airline industry for “going big” these past couple months and placing bets on emerging renewable jet fuel companies? The list of deals is Read more…

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