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Sunday, August 1, 2021

ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

Russia’s first electric aircraft makes test flight at MAKS 2021 Aerospace Expo

Equipped With An Electric Motor, The Russian Plane Made Its First FlightIn the statement made by the Russian Advanced Research Fund, it was stated that the Russian laboratory aircraft Yak-40LL, equipped

Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation’s Alice Electric Commuter

Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation’s Alice Electric CommuterThe New England-based regional airline sees strong benefits from electric aircraft services but admits the business case for the switch is not yet proven.

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer Ampaire

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer AmpaireSurf Air Mobility plans to acquire Ampaire for its hybrid electric powertrain technology.

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 Years

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 YearsArcher’s Maker eVTOL is part of a regional plan to connect much of Southern California by a network of electric air taxis.

NASA to bolster electric aircraft innovation right here on Earth

NASA to bolster electric aircraft innovation right here on EarthOur planet is just as important to NASA as Mars.

How ASTM standards are helping zero-emission electric aviation

Standards for Green AviationEviation Aircraft Ltd. has spent the past six years designing, developing, and building the world’s first zero-emission, all-electric regional aircraft.

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Industry Convergence Boosting the Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market, finds that increasing...

Ampaire begins airline trials with hybrid-electric aircraft in Hawaii

Ampaire Begins Airline Trials With Hybrid-Electric AircraftThe flight-test Skymaster’s front engine is a 160 kW-capable electric motor.

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push - BNN BloombergThe Nordic region’s pace-setting push into green transport is set to extend from cars to the air-travel market.

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC - electrive.comMagnix, a specialist for aeroplane electrification, is working with Sidney Seaplanes and Dante Aeronautical to convert a Cessna to zero-emission drive. The partners want it to become the first all-electric aircraft certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). For this, the par…

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design Review of its hybrid-electric aircraft

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design ReviewThe hybrid-electric EcoPulse design, based on a TBM airframe, is being prepared for its first flight in 2022.

Ampaire flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to Hana

Company flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to HanaA hybrid-electric aircraft completed a series of test flights from Kahului Airport to Hana and back on a single charge, showcasing the cost-efficient and environmental benefits of electric aviation. Product Manager Brice Nzeukou said Wednesday that Ampaire, a global leader in electric aviation, has …

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough2020 has proven to be a milestone year for electric aviation.

X-57 Maxwell: Everything You Need to Know About NASA’s First Electric Plane

Everything You Need to Know About NASA’s First Electric PlaneThis article is a contributed post by Adam Cook. All opinions presented in this article belong to the author alone and do not represent those of Aeronautics Online. It’s no secret that aviation is one of the biggest contributors to the planet’s carbon deposits. If left unchecked, research shows that…

Vertiia – Electric air ambulance unveiled

Electric air ambulance unveiledAMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

World Economic Forum: Electric aviation is top 10 tech for 2020

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020Want to know about the tech set to change the world in the near future? This list is a good place to start.

How hybrid electric and fuel aircraft could green air travel

How hybrid electric and fuel aircraft could green air travelWith air traffic set to increase 5% every year until 2030, scientists are looking at how to make aeroplanes more sustainable. But with current batteries making electric aircraft far too heavy, hybrid fuel and electric models could point the way forward for greener air travel—and could become airborn…

Asia: Aerospace9 to fund purchase of 300 Bye Aerospace eFlyers

Bye Aerospace Signs Key Agreements with Aerospace9 – Aerospace9 to Invest and also Fund 300 eFlyer Airplane Purchase Deposits for Asia - sUAS News - The Business of DronesBye Aerospace, Inc. announced that the Company has entered into agreements with Aerospace9, a new company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, under which Aerospace9 has agreed to an investment in Bye Aerospace. Led by Seunghyuk Cha, a renowned IT leader in Korea, Aerospace9 has also made a large commitme…

Ampaire Flies Longest Route to Date for an Electrified Aircraft

Ampaire Flies Longest Route to Date for an Electrified AircraftAmpaire has accomplished the longest flight to date for any commercially relevant aircraft employing electric propulsion, in this case a hybrid-electric propulsion system.

Cyclogyro, an extraordinary propulsion system for flying electric vehicles

Cyclogyro, an extraordinary propulsion system for flying electric vehiclesCycloTech is transforming the Voith Schneider propeller (VSP) into a revolutionary, superior propulsion system (“Cyclogyro rotor”) for the aviation industry.

Electric Airplanes Offer Clean New Runway for Regional Air Carriers

Electric Airplanes Offer Clean New Runway for Regional Air Carriers – Now. Powered by Northrop GrummanRegional air carriers are lining up to offer commuters a greener, quieter and more affordable flying experience with new or re-imagined electric airplanes.

France: VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric power

VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric powerPower module for Cassio production aircraft is now undergoing flight testing in southwest France. VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric powerPower module for Cassio production aircraft is now undergoing flight testing in southwest France.

Canada: New Democrats underline tax break on electric aircraft

New Democrats underline tax break on electric aircraftIn what appears to be one of the more finely targeted election announcements in this campaign, the NDP reminded voters Thursday, during a campaign stop at Harbour Air in Vancouver, that electric . . .

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-electric powered planes

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-powered planesZeroAvia’s hydrogen technology could be the answer to aviations environmental problems. Retrofitting existing planes, they expect to be flying passengers commerically by 2023.

Rolls-Royce Electric Plane: A STEAM Curriculum in Aerospace and Sustainability

Rolls-Royce Electric Plane: A STEAM Curriculum in Aerospace and SustainabilityRolls-Royce builds the world’s fastest electric plane and offers a free aerospace-based curriculum.

FORBES: Why Small Plane Aviation Boomed In The Covid Economy — And Why The Future Is Electric. Q&A With AOPA’s Chief, Mark Baker

Why Small Plane Aviation Boomed In The Covid Economy — And Why The Future Is Electric. Q&A With AOPA’s Chief, Mark BakerThe Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is the world’s largest advocacy group for private aviation. President Mark Baker tells Forbes that general aviation is booming, despite the Covid economy. He also explains why electric and hybrid engines will transform general aviation.

Rolls-Royce Completes Test Of The World’s Fastest All-Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce Completes Test Of The World’s Fastest All-Electric PlaneThe team has been developing the technology while adhering to the UK Government’s social distancing and other health guidelines and the systems will soon be integrated into our ‘Spirit of Innovation’ plane.

EHang Launches Autonomous Heavy-Lift Logistics eVTOL

EHang Launches Autonomous Heavy-Lift Logistics eVTOL | Aviation Week NetworkChina’s EHang has unveiled a dedicated unmanned logistics version of its 216 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing autonomous air taxi.

Heart Aerospace Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 AirlinerSweden-based Heart says it will have the 19-seat, four-engine, fixed-wing aircraft ready to start commercial operations from the summer of 2026.

New Zealand: Sounds Air aims to offer first regional zero-emission flights

Sounds Air aims to offer first regional zero-emission flightsSounds Air is running simulations with a manufacturer to see how the electric planes would work in New Zealand

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL AIRCRAFT

Electric Vs Hydrogen – Which Is Best For The Future Of Aviation?

Electric Vs Hydrogen - Which Is Best For The Future Of Aviation? - Simple FlyingThat commercial aviation needs to do everything it can to mitigate its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is…

Airbus: Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality

Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality – Aerospace ManufacturingIn a Q&A session, Glenn Llewellyn, Airbus’ head of zero emissions discusses the company’s new zero-emission Hydrogen ZEROe aircraft concepts and its leading role in the most important transition this industry has ever seen.

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsion

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsionAirbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable a hydrogen fuel cell “pod” configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft. The aviation industry has developed numerous configurations—twinjet, s-duct, winglets, contra-rotating propellers—over the last five decades that have…

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021A flood of investments and energy industry pledges made 2020 a breakout year for low-carbon hydrogen. But 2021 may be when the hype gives way to hard questions.

Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

Airbus wants to bring hydrogen tech to planes, as doubts about its potential in cars continue.Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding - electrive.comZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government. ZeroAvia is also partnering with British Airways. Zero…

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe Program

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe ProgramA new design featuring six eight-bladed pods mounted beneath the aircraft wing represents Airbus’s latest effort to “scale up” hydrogen-powered engines.

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart - electrive.comThe latest generation of the world’s first four-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, the Hy4, has now been unveiled at Stuttgart Airport. The latest generation of the Hy4’s propulsion system recently received test flight permission, which means that the model can now take off at Stuttgart Airport. Th…

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner - Simple FlyingEnvironmental discourses are becoming increasingly prevalent in the airline industry. As such, carriers are looking to develop more…

In-depth Q&A: Hydrogen to solve climate change.

Does the world need hydrogen to solve climate change? | Carbon BriefFor the purposes of achieving net-zero emissions, hydrogen production will need to be switched from grey to green and blue.

Hydrogen fuel could revolutionize airlines. Here’s how that could look

Hydrogen fuel could revolutionize airlines. Here’s how that could lookAirbus is working on developing a hydrogen-powered plane that could enter commercial service by 2035.

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-electric powered planes

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-powered planesZeroAvia’s hydrogen technology could be the answer to aviations environmental problems. Retrofitting existing planes, they expect to be flying passengers commerically by 2023.

Airbus to abandon gasoline, switch to hydrogen-electric airliners in 15 yrs

Airbus to abandon gasoline, switch to hydrogen in 15 yrs | Recto MerceneGlobal warming’s apocalyptic manifestations are here for the world to see: frequent, stronger and deadly typhoons, Pacific islands vanishing under the onslaught of rising sea levels, infernal forest fires from the Amazon and Brazil to the Russian tundra all the way to California. In 2019 worldwide, …

Airbus’ ZERO-e line. Why this space age airplane could change flying forever

Why this space age airplane could change flying foreverIt looks like something out of “Star Trek,” and runs on a fuel experts once thought “crazy,” but Airbus hopes that in 15 years we’ll be flying into a greener future aboard this new zero-emission aircraft concept.

ZeroAvia Completes Milestone Hydrogen Fuel Cell Flight

ZeroAvia Completes Milestone Hydrogen Fuel Cell FlightTechnicians from ZeroAvia pull out their hydrogen fuel cell-powered Piper Malibu Mirage for its historic first flight.

How Would A Hydrogen Passenger Plane Work?

How Would A Hydrogen Passenger Plane Work? - Simple FlyingIt is being touted as a potential “holy grail” in the quest to decarbonize aviation. Hydrogen already successfully…

Airbus unveils ‘first zero-emission planes’ plan

Airbus unveils ‘first zero-emission planes’ planThe aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.

Hydrogen, fuel cell: this is how Airbus envisions a CO2-free future

Hydrogen, fuel cell: this is how Airbus envisions a CO2-free future - WELT - Pledge TimesGuillaume Faury is under pressure. The head of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just informed his employees that due to the slump in aviation as a result

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MagniX teams up with Universal Hydrogen for electric airplane conversion projectMagniX says it’s partnering with a startup called Universal Hydrogen to retrofit 40-passenger regional aircraft with carbon-free, hydrogen-electric powertrains.

Hydrogen Aircraft Startup Targets Asia-Pacific in Rollout

Hydrogen Aircraft Startup Targets Asia-Pacific in Rollout - Smart Aviation Asia-PacificUS start-up Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen-electric regional aircraft by 2024 to kick-start the adoption of hydrogen fuel in the aviation industry, with an Asia-Pacific airline potentially the launch...

Zero-emission electric planes are the future of transatlantic air travel

Zero-emission electric planes are the future of transatlantic air travelElectric-powered aeroplanes will be in flight by 2035, according to ZeroAvia. This is how it’s preparing for takeoff…

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025 - Travel WeeklyThe CSIRO has released a report showing the use of clean hydrogen as fuel could reduce aviation emissions.

ZeroAvia to have first hydrogen-electric aircraft in commerial operation by 2023

Exclusive: ZeroAvia to have first hydrogen-electric aircraft in commerial operation by 2023“In three years’ time, we are going to have in commercial operation the first aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric engines, and you will be able to buy a ticket to one of your favourite destinations.”

Airbus Eyes Hydrogen Power for Airliner in Next Decade

Airbus Eyes Hydrogen Power for Airliner in Next DecadeWhile FIA Connect panelists agreed a mix of approaches will be necessary to achieve zero emissions, Airbus is eying hydrogen for its airliner ambitions.

Hydrogen could help power new zero-emission Airbus jet

Hydrogen could help power new zero-emission Airbus jetGlenn Llewellyn of Airbus said the aerospace giant wants to bring a zero-emission commercial plane to market by the early 2030s

Hydrogen: Is this the future? (Part II) | Energy Industry Review

Hydrogen: Is this the future? (Part II) | Energy Industry ReviewIn the second part of the analysis ‘Hydrogen: Is this the future?’ >> (See part ONE), we are going to be addressing the applications, technologies, distribution challenges and the future of Hydr

HyPoint Advances Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Electric Aircraft

HyPoint Advances Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Electric AircraftHyPoint says it will have a 150 kW hydrogen fuel system ready to deliver for an eVTOL or electric fixed-wing aircraft by early 2022.

Quiet and green: Why hydrogen planes could be the future of aviation

Quiet and green: Why hydrogen planes could be the future of aviationby Jonathan O’Callaghan Today, aviation is responsible for 3.6% of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Modern planes use kerosene as fuel, releasing harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But what if there was another way? One possible solution is to use a new type of fuel in planes that doesn’t produ…

Skai revises targets for its liquid-hydrogen, long-range eVTOL

Skai revises targets for its liquid-hydrogen, long-range eVTOLEast Coast aviation company Alakai made big headlines last year when it became the first eVTOL air taxi company to put hydrogen on the table as a way to get around the battery bottleneck that’s holding so many competitors down to short flight times with long charging waits in between.

Airbus ponders hydrogen’s flying future

Airbus ponders hydrogen’s flying futureEuropean aerospace giant Airbus sees hydrogen power as “one of the most promising technologies available” to decarbonise air travel and is looking to utilise it as part of plans to roll out a zero-emission aircraft by 2035.

ECO AIRPORTS

ACI awards Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 to Istanbul Airport

ACI awards Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 to Istanbul AirportFollowing Istanbul Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, ACI Europe has awarded the airport with Level 1 of the ACA programme.

Ireland: Dublin airport achieves carbon neutral status

Dublin airport achieves carbon neutral status – Business TravellerThe airport reduced carbon emissions by 25 per cent between 2013 and 2019, and has plans to build a second onsite solar farm…

Riga Airport Joins Level Two of the Airport Carbon Accreditation

Riga Airport Joins Level Two of the Airport Carbon AccreditationDemonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has received the Level Two certificate of the global Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program.

UK: Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flight

Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flightOwner of Manchester and Stansted offers five years’ free landing fees as part of net-zero pledge

Green initiative: Indian airports look to electric ground support equipment

Indian Airports Look To Electric Vehicles - Simple FlyingAs a part of its green push, Indian airports are considering electric vehicles for airport operations. A few…

India: AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-powered

AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-poweredInitially, solar plants shall be set up at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which require a PV capacity of around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively, to become 100% solar-powered.

Cambodia’s airports step up their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality

Cambodia’s airports step up their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality - Airport WorldAll the latest airport news. Airport World is the official magazine of The Airports Council International (ACI) World.

Hyundai, KT and Incheon Airport start planning for flying cars

Hyundai, KT and Incheon Airport start planning for flying carsHyundai Motor, Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Hyundai E&C), KT and the Incheon International Airport Corporation have agreed to work together on developing the airborne vehicle industry, with plans to launch flying cars by 2025.

The coming clean, quiet, electric aircraft bring an urge to pause on Aspen airport plans.

Guest commentary: An urge to pause on the Aspen airport plansTo the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners:“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”— Maya AngelouThe majority of our valley residents and the Vision Committee now have new important information since the January 2020 vote was taken to recommend reconfigurat…

Aspen Airport Vision Committee: Greatly reduced noise and emissions, a beautiful new “net-zero” terminal and a dramatically reduced carbon footprint

Guest commentary: Our future airport: a worthy visionThe “common ground” plan recommended by the Airport Vision Committee would create an airport with enhanced safety, greatly reduced noise and emissions, more fuel-efficient planes, a beautiful new “net-zero” terminal

LEED Certification: The demand for green airport architecture

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at Airports – AirlineGeeks.comIn recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out c…

New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay Airport to host country’s biggest solar farm.

Unused airport land will be used for country’s biggest solar farmWith Covid-19 cutting passenger growth, Hawke’s Bay Airport is look for new ways to make money.

Sustainable development: Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment

Sustainable development: Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment - Aviation24.beAs part of its sustainable development policy, Air France has set itself the aim of halving its CO2 emissions per passenger-km by 2030. To achieve this, the airline is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint at every stage of its value chain, both on the ground and onboard. For several years…

Will Covid-19 change airport design forever?

Will Covid-19 change airport design forever?Scott Gorenc, studio design director for Corgan’s aviation studio, discusses how airport design is going to change as a result of Covid-19.

SFO Deploys All-Electric Zero-Emission Buses

SFO Deploys All-Electric Zero-Emission Buses - Rus Tourism NewsThe San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced the deployment of six 40-foot all-electric zero-emission buses

Vertiport Infrastructure: New Tech, Old Regulations

Vertiport Infrastructure: New Tech, Old RegulationsThe urban air mobility (UAM) market is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 11.33% over the next ten years, with an ultimate outlook of $15.2

Avinor Oslo Airport becomes first in Nordics with electric buses between plane and gate

Avinor Oslo Airport becomes first in Nordics with electric buses between plane and gate | Airport BusinessAvinor Oslo Airport has become the first in the Nordics to use electric buses to carry passengers between gates and aircraft. “This is a very important ste

Toronto Pearson International Airport Wins Environment Award for 60% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Toronto Pearson Wins Environment Award for 60% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAs of the end of 2019, the GTAA had actually reduced Scope 1 & 2 emissions by almost 60% versus a 2006 baseline, with approximately 30% of these reductions coming from GTAA operational changes and innovations and the other 30% attributed to the cleaning of the provincial power supply

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refueller at Airbus industrial site

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refuellerDubbed the ART FULL ELEC, the prototype vehicle is designed to pull two tank trailers filled with aviation fuel

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025 - Travel WeeklyThe CSIRO has released a report showing the use of clean hydrogen as fuel could reduce aviation emissions.

Australia: Melbourne Airport turns to the sun

Melbourne Airport turns to the sun - Asian AviationA new solar farm at Melbourne Airport will have the capability to produce enough renewable energy to power all four passenger terminals when it is turned on in January 2021. Melbourne Airport is set to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, equal to nearly 15 percent of the airport’s annual …

How to make airports sustainable and reduce the environmental impact

How to make airports sustainable and reduce the environmental impactDavid Leonard and Ian Nicholson from BREEAM detail how airport operators can improve the environmental and sustainable performance of their assets.

Finavia accelerates introduction of electric aircraft – Finland

Finavia accelerates introduction of electric aircraft - Aircraft Interiors InternationalFinnish airport company, Finavia, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Helsinki Electric Aircraft Association, with the objective of introducing a new generation of electric aircraft in Finland

Cochin International Airport – the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport [see video]

Recipients of the United Nations' 2018 Champion of the Earth Award for Entrepreneurial Vision, this 100% sustainable airport has set a strong example for every airport to follow. Not only did they achieve 100% solar power, they produced 60+ tons of organic vegetables under their solar panels last year. Situated on the southwest coast of India, Cochin (aka Kochi) has been a cosmopolitan port and center of commerce since 1341, and has hosted trade from Arab, Chinese and European merchants almost continuously."As the pace of society continues to increase, the world's first fully solar-powered airport is proof positive that green business is good business." See the video below produced by UN Environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54iuCZq2Qws&feature=youtu.be

Rome’s Fiumicino airport tests pioneering eco-friendly tarmac

Rome’s Fiumicino airport tests pioneering eco-friendly tarmacRome’s Fiumicino airport is testing a pioneering tarmac developed by an Italian company, made of a material that has twice the lifespan of traditional asphalt and is better for the environment as it uses a waste plastic.

Labour explores banning private jets from UK airports from 2025

Labour explores plans to ban private jets from UK airports from 2025Carbon emissions from sector shown to be equivalent to 450,000 cars each year – report

Pittsburgh International Airport going off the grid with solar farms and microgrids.

More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flightsPittsburgh International Airport is creating a “microgrid” to fully power itself with its own onsite natural gas and solar energy. Recent power outages at airports make this even more desirable.

RETHINK Retail | Believe It or Not, Airports are Going Green How Eco-Friendly Retail Made Its Way into the Travel Sector

RETHINK Retail | Believe It or Not, Airports are Going GreenHow Eco-Friendly Retail Made Its Way into the Travel Sector

UK’s Plymouth Airport looks to electric aviation for its future success

Plymouth Aviation looks to electric aviation for future successWith pressure mounting to reopen Plymouth Airport, FlyPlymouth (the group behind reopening the airport) has revealed it

LAX & VNY airports receive international certification for greenhouse gas reductions.

LAWA Official Site | News Release | Sept. 16, 2019LAX AND VAN NUYS AIRPORTS RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS Both LAX and VNY were certified by Airports Council International-Europe (ACI-Europe) as “Level 3-Optimization,” the highest certification before a facility becomes carbon neutral.

NEWS

FAA issues STC for GAMI’s G100UL Unleaded Avgas as 100LL replacement.

Avfuel Corporation on GAMI's G100UL STC.Earlier today, GAMI announced the FAA approved Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) authorizing use of its G100UL high-octane unleaded avgas. GAMI elected to follow the well-established FAA Approved Model List (AML) STC process whereby the FAA issues the initial STCs with an AML of specific aircraft and engines, and then progressively expands the scope of that AML based on additional testing and data. These new STCs represent the initial major milestone for bringing G100UL avgas to market across North America. As the Approved Model List for these STCs expands over the next several quarters, it will provide the functional equivalent of a fleet-wide certification for spark ignition piston powered aircraft and engines to operate on G100UL avgas. While GAMI keeps its focus on expanding the AML...

Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation’s Alice Electric Commuter

Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation’s Alice Electric CommuterThe New England-based regional airline sees strong benefits from electric aircraft services but admits the business case for the switch is not yet proven.

New study shows travelers could choose flights based on carbon emissions

New study shows travelers could choose flights based on carbon emissionsWould you travel differently if you knew the footprint you were leaving behind?

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives - TechStoryJoby Aviation is an electric air taxi startup that has decided to go public. It’s merging with Reinvent Technology Partners, run by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Zynga founder Mark Pincus.

Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800

Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800 - Bye AerospaceBye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800 Safran to Support Propulsion Design DENVER, Colorado – April 22, 2021 – Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800™, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with…

Airbus: Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality

Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality – Aerospace ManufacturingIn a Q&A session, Glenn Llewellyn, Airbus’ head of zero emissions discusses the company’s new zero-emission Hydrogen ZEROe aircraft concepts and its leading role in the most important transition this industry has ever seen.

GAMA Applauds Introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Legislation in U.S. House

GAMA Applauds Introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Legislation in U.S. HouseWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the introduction of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (H.R. 1339) by Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

PAL-V Flying Car Receives Certification Basis from EASA

PAL-V Flying Car Receives Certification Basis from EASA - Aviation TodayThe European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given full certification basis to its first flying car, PAL-V’s Liberty, the company announced on Feb. 23. This marks a major step in flying cars becoming commercially available to customers. PAL-V completed 10 years of testing to achieve this ce…

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer Ampaire

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer AmpaireSurf Air Mobility plans to acquire Ampaire for its hybrid electric powertrain technology.

Stunning video shows just how quiet Joby’s eVTOL air taxi will be

Stunning video shows just how quiet Joby’s eVTOL air taxi will beJoby Aviation has been in semi-stealth mode for so long that this pair of videos released today comes as a real shock. Here’s our first proper look at the world’s most advanced eVTOL air taxi taking off, transitioning to horizontal flight, cruising and landing.

Flying car pioneer Beta Technologies may fly from Springfield charging station soon

Flying car pioneer Beta may fly from Springfield charging station soonAFWERX director says Beta Technologies is preparing to fly at Springfield

Work begins on new European alcohol-to-jet production plant

A consortium led by SkyNRG has begun work on a new European alcohol-to-jet facility (AtJ). The FLITE consortium, with LanzaTech as the technology provider, is building the facility that will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tonnes/yr.

How ASTM standards are helping zero-emission electric aviation

Standards for Green AviationEviation Aircraft Ltd. has spent the past six years designing, developing, and building the world’s first zero-emission, all-electric regional aircraft.

Researchers Found a Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Jet Fuel

Researchers Found a Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Jet Fuel | BeebomWith an aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions from airplanes, Oxford researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into jet fuel.

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsion

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsionAirbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable a hydrogen fuel cell “pod” configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft. The aviation industry has developed numerous configurations—twinjet, s-duct, winglets, contra-rotating propellers—over the last five decades that have…

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021A flood of investments and energy industry pledges made 2020 a breakout year for low-carbon hydrogen. But 2021 may be when the hype gives way to hard questions.

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototype

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototypeManta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric aircraft design that will be capable of efficient vertical or short take-off and landing (VTOL/STOL) operations.

Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

Airbus wants to bring hydrogen tech to planes, as doubts about its potential in cars continue.Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund – Tech Cruch

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund – TechCrunchZeroAvia, the company that’s on a mission to move the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flight, has just received some corporate jet fuel in the form of a new $21.4 million cash infusion. The investment came from the Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures and the Ecosystem Integrity Fu…

Faradair’s BEHA Hybrid Aircraft Boosted By Partnerships

Faradair’s BEHA Hybrid Aircraft Boosted By PartnershipsHoneywell, MagniX, Cambridge Consultants and Nova Systems named as program partners for Faradair’s Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft.

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Industry Convergence Boosting the Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market, finds that increasing...

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding - electrive.comZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government. ZeroAvia is also partnering with British Airways. Zero…

Ampaire begins airline trials with hybrid-electric aircraft in Hawaii

Ampaire Begins Airline Trials With Hybrid-Electric AircraftThe flight-test Skymaster’s front engine is a 160 kW-capable electric motor.

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe Program

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe ProgramA new design featuring six eight-bladed pods mounted beneath the aircraft wing represents Airbus’s latest effort to “scale up” hydrogen-powered engines.

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart - electrive.comThe latest generation of the world’s first four-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, the Hy4, has now been unveiled at Stuttgart Airport. The latest generation of the Hy4’s propulsion system recently received test flight permission, which means that the model can now take off at Stuttgart Airport. Th…

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push - BNN BloombergThe Nordic region’s pace-setting push into green transport is set to extend from cars to the air-travel market.

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC - electrive.comMagnix, a specialist for aeroplane electrification, is working with Sidney Seaplanes and Dante Aeronautical to convert a Cessna to zero-emission drive. The partners want it to become the first all-electric aircraft certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). For this, the par…

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraft

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraftJoby Aviation’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is the first to be approved by the US Air Force. And it likely won’t be the last

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner - Simple FlyingEnvironmental discourses are becoming increasingly prevalent in the airline industry. As such, carriers are looking to develop more…

Sydney Seaplanes targets flying electric Caravan in 2023 – Australian Aviation

Sydney Seaplanes targets flying electric Caravan in 2023 - Australian AviationSydney Seaplanes is aiming to convert a Cessna Caravan into the first all-electric aircraft certified by CASA.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ECO FINANCE

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives - TechStoryJoby Aviation is an electric air taxi startup that has decided to go public. It’s merging with Reinvent Technology Partners, run by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Zynga founder Mark Pincus.

Vertical takeoff and landing Lilium confident SPAC deal will close in Q3

Vertical takeoff and landing Lilium confident SPAC deal will close in Q3Daniel Wiegand, co-founder and CEO of electric vertical takeoff and landing company Lilium, is confident that the company will close its SPAC deal with Quell Acquisition (QELL) in Q3...

FedEx invests $2bn in sustainable technologies

FedEx invests $2bn in sustainable technologiesUS cargo carrier FedEx is investing more than $2 billion as part of an effort to achieve carbon-neutral operations across its global network in 20 years.

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer Ampaire

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer AmpaireSurf Air Mobility plans to acquire Ampaire for its hybrid electric powertrain technology.

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut with help from Reid HoffmanLinkedIn’s cofounder is taking air taxis SPAC to the future.

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service – TechCrunchJoby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off…

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding - electrive.comZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government. ZeroAvia is also partnering with British Airways. Zero…

World Economic Forum: Electric aviation is top 10 tech for 2020

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020Want to know about the tech set to change the world in the near future? This list is a good place to start.

Asia: Aerospace9 to fund purchase of 300 Bye Aerospace eFlyers

Bye Aerospace Signs Key Agreements with Aerospace9 – Aerospace9 to Invest and also Fund 300 eFlyer Airplane Purchase Deposits for Asia - sUAS News - The Business of DronesBye Aerospace, Inc. announced that the Company has entered into agreements with Aerospace9, a new company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, under which Aerospace9 has agreed to an investment in Bye Aerospace. Led by Seunghyuk Cha, a renowned IT leader in Korea, Aerospace9 has also made a large commitme…

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Eve, Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America – Asian Aviation

Eve, Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America - Asian AviationEve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, an Embraer company, and Flapper Tecnologia, an independent on-demand private aviation platform, announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Latin America.

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut with help from Reid HoffmanLinkedIn’s cofounder is taking air taxis SPAC to the future.

Urban air mobility addresses pilot training

Urban air mobility addresses pilot trainingThe FAA Aerospace Forecast predicts that through 2031, the general aviation fleet will increase at an average annual rate of 0.9%, growing from an estimated 224,172 in 2010 to 270,920 aircraft in 2031. Aerospace Manufacturing and Design serves the aerospace industry by providing timely information o…

US Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in AFWERX Agility Prime electric aircraft program

Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in AFWERX Agility Prime eleWRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first airworthiness approval for a manned electric aircraft to BETA Technologies, a partner in the AFWERX Agility

GAMA Applauds Introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Legislation in U.S. House

GAMA Applauds Introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Legislation in U.S. HouseWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the introduction of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (H.R. 1339) by Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Los Angeles wants flying taxis in the next three years

Los Angeles wants flying taxis in the next three years | StateScoopA brand-new aviation company will try to realize Mayor Eric Garcetti’s dream of flying taxis in the nation’s second-biggest city.

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 Years

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 YearsArcher’s Maker eVTOL is part of a regional plan to connect much of Southern California by a network of electric air taxis.

AECOM, Ferrovial to develop Florida eVTOL vertiport network

AECOM, Ferrovial to develop Florida vertiport networkThe stations for electric aircraft that take off and land vertically will be built in major population centers in the state.

eVTOL: Archer Aviation gets a $1 billion order from United Airlines

Archer Aviation gets a $1 billion order from United Airlines, on the same day it announces a deal to go publicArcher Aviation Inc. said Wednesday that United Airlines Holdings Inc. placed a $1 billion order for its all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft...

Hatzolah Air orders hybrid eVTOLs from Urban Aeronautics

Hatzolah Air orders VTOLs from Urban Aeronautics - electrive.comIsraeli air cab developer Urban Aeronautics has announced the first pre-order for its vertical takeoff CityHawk. Hatzolah Air, an organisation specialising in emergency and rescue flights, has reserved four hybrid-powered units for emergency service applications. The CityHawk is an eVTOL (electric V…

New Wave of eVTOL Aircraft Set to Keep Surging in 2021

New Wave of eVTOL Aircraft Set to Keep Surging in 2021In 2020, the Covid pandemic failed to dent the momentum for advanced air mobility, so expect more from this rampant sector in 2021.

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototype

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototypeManta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric aircraft design that will be capable of efficient vertical or short take-off and landing (VTOL/STOL) operations.

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services with Strategic Partner Greenland Hong Kong

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services with Strategic Partner Greenland Hong Kong - sUAS News - The Business of DronesEHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility (“UAM”) services with its strategic partner Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited (SEHK: 003…

After buying Uber Elevate, California’s Joby Aviation is the new king of the eVTOL world

After Buying Uber Elevate, This California Company Is the New King of the eVTOL WorldJoby Aviation has acquired Uber Elevate, with plans to have an electric flying-taxi network by 2023. Now it’s been endorsed by the Air Force.

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore/PRNewswire/ -- Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced its commitment today to launch air taxi services in Singapore after two years of...

Urban Aerial Mobility: The Path to Scale

Urban Aerial Mobility: The Path to ScaleChallenge: As cities and suburban areas struggle with increasing congestion and the need to provide mobility services for a growing population, government policymakers and urban planners are beginning to ask how new aerial platforms can be part of the solution. Innovative companies are looking to te…

Air taxis could make their US debut in Orlando by 2025

Air taxis could make their US debut in Orlando by 2025German-based Lilium Aviation is set to bring air taxis to Orlando by 2025. The firm is in talks with city officials to build a massive 56,000-square-foot transportation hub with a takeoff and landing area.

Uber Air’s eVTOL aircraft: How GE will ensure safety and sustainability

Uber Elevate eVTOLUber Elevate is planning to launch its Uber Air electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) ride sharing program in 2023, Sumit Singh reports for Simple Flying.

Flying Cars Are What Uber’s New Joint Venture Is Dreaming About

Flying Cars Are What Uber’s New Joint Venture Is Dreaming AboutRide-hailing company Uber Technologies and the mobility division of South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom announced a new joint venture whose purpose is to launch a new taxi service, but also to invest in new technologies that would eventually allow the creation of flying cars.

Uber Elevate, GE Aviation team up to enhance safety for aerial ride sharing program

Uber Elevate, GE Aviation team up to enhance safety for aerial ride sharing program - Transportation TodayDriving Discussion on Transportation & Infrastracture

UK: Electric ‘flying taxi’ will go from London to Brighton in 30 minutes

Electric ‘flying taxi’ will go from London to Brighton in 30 minutesBristol-based designers Vertical Aerospace said that the craft is set to be the first winged, electric vertical-take-off-and-landing craft to be certified.

Senior Air Force Leaders Visit AFWERX ‘Agility Prime’ innovation hub

Senior Air Force Leaders Visit ‘Agility Prime’ - Air Force MagazineUSAF’s new senior leadership team, in their first trip together, visited the service’s effort to create a “flying car” for both military and civilian use.

Urban Aeronautics partners with Hatzolah Air to offer an emergency medical service (EMS) version of its CityHawk VTOL aircraft.

Urban Aeronautics Launches Plan for EMS CityHawk VTOLUrban Aeronautics is working with EMS operator Hatzolah Air to adapt its planned CityHawk VTOL aircraft for emergency service applications.

Uber Elevate plans to transport passengers above dense cities and rural areas to destinations like major airports.

Preparing for Takeoff - DBusiness MagazineOnce the stuff of science fiction, advances in motors, batteries, carbon fiber, and communication platforms are giving a lift to aerial taxi services.

UAM: EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation - UASweekly.comEHang Holdings Limited, the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is an…

Skai revises targets for its liquid-hydrogen, long-range eVTOL

Skai revises targets for its liquid-hydrogen, long-range eVTOLEast Coast aviation company Alakai made big headlines last year when it became the first eVTOL air taxi company to put hydrogen on the table as a way to get around the battery bottleneck that’s holding so many competitors down to short flight times with long charging waits in between.

Urban Aeronautics: Flying cars may be floating into our future

Israeli-made flying cars may be floating into our futureYavneh-based Urban Aeronautics is developing its CityHawk to be a kind of Uber of the air, starting with emergency services.

TESLA ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT: ELON MUSK RESPONDS TO ‘MODEL V’ CONCEPT VTOL

Tesla electric aircraft: Elon Musk responds to ‘Model V’ concept VTOLThe Tesla CEO has responded to new concept art that imagines a Tesla-designed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service – TechCrunchJoby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off…

Hyundai And Uber Announce Electric Air Taxi Partnership

Hyundai And Uber Announce Air Taxi PartnershipCould electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft become a reality as early as 2023?

SOLAR

India: AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-powered

AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-poweredInitially, solar plants shall be set up at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which require a PV capacity of around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively, to become 100% solar-powered.

New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay Airport to host country’s biggest solar farm.

Unused airport land will be used for country’s biggest solar farmWith Covid-19 cutting passenger growth, Hawke’s Bay Airport is look for new ways to make money.

Pilot Makes First-Ever Solar-Powered Free Fall

Pilot Makes First-Ever Solar-Powered Free FallThe next step is flying the all-solar plane to the edge of space.

Australia: Melbourne Airport turns to the sun

Melbourne Airport turns to the sun - Asian AviationA new solar farm at Melbourne Airport will have the capability to produce enough renewable energy to power all four passenger terminals when it is turned on in January 2021. Melbourne Airport is set to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, equal to nearly 15 percent of the airport’s annual …

Cochin International Airport – the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport [see video]

Recipients of the United Nations' 2018 Champion of the Earth Award for Entrepreneurial Vision, this 100% sustainable airport has set a strong example for every airport to follow. Not only did they achieve 100% solar power, they produced 60+ tons of organic vegetables under their solar panels last year. Situated on the southwest coast of India, Cochin (aka Kochi) has been a cosmopolitan port and center of commerce since 1341, and has hosted trade from Arab, Chinese and European merchants almost continuously."As the pace of society continues to increase, the world's first fully solar-powered airport is proof positive that green business is good business." See the video below produced by UN Environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54iuCZq2Qws&feature=youtu.be

Electric Airplane Maker Unveils Solar-Charging Trailer

Electric Airplane Maker Unveils Solar-Charging TrailerThe German electric airplane maker PC-Aero is at the Berlin Air Show this week unveiling its latest effort towards making sport flying not only solar powered, but mobile as well.

Pittsburgh International Airport going off the grid with solar farms and microgrids.

More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flightsPittsburgh International Airport is creating a “microgrid” to fully power itself with its own onsite natural gas and solar energy. Recent power outages at airports make this even more desirable.

Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft just flew for a record 26 days straight

Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft just flew for a record 26 days straightSolar powered aviation has passed another milestone.

Evansville Regional Airport embraces innovation with $6.5 million solar panel project

Evansville Regional Airport embraces innovation with $6.5 million solar panel projectBy early 2020, Evansville Regional Airport will have the largest solar panel-covered, airport parking canopy in the U.S.

Is this the future of flight? BAE buys Hampshire’s Prismatic to develop solar-powered aircraft

Is this the future of flight? BAE buys Hampshire’s Prismatic to develop solar-powered aircraftAerospace giant BAE Systems has snapped up a Hampshire company in a bid to further develop solar-powered aircraft.

5 ways to make air travel greener

Feel guilty about flying? 5 ways to make air travel greener | CBC NewsAviation makes a big contribution to global warming, prompting activist Greta Thunberg and others — including some airlines — to advocate for flying less or not at all. Here are ways the airline industry can reduce its environmental impact — something that may be crucial to its survival.

Solar power helps to “Excellerate” green aviation

Solar power helps to “Excellerate” green aviationOSHKOSH, Wisc. ( WFRV ) – EAA’s AirVenture is known for its aircraft and air shows but the annual convention also hosts some of the latest technology in the aviation industry. Companies…

Yeager going solar: Airport installing final 1,800 panels to generate power

Yeager going solar: Airport installing final 1,800 panels to generate powerYeager Airport is taking steps to generate enough power to supply both of its parking garages and to cut the airport’s electricity bill. The airport is preparing for the final installation of more than 1,800 solar modules on top of one of the airport’s parking garages, according to a news release fr…

Bill aimed at helping state airports develop solar energy and electric charging stations

Bill aimed at helping state airportsPart of a bill signed into law last month aims to make it easier for state airports to develop, especially with regards to solar energy and electric charging

Solar Impulse offshoot H55 zero-emissions plane takes flight

Solar Impulse offshoot H55 zeroSwiss H55, offshoot of solar flight pioneer Solar Impulse, launches maiden flight of its 2-seater Bristell Energic electric plane.
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