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Sustainable aviation: Evia Aero to buy 25 electric aircraft from Eviation – California18

Sustainable aviation: Evia Aero to buy 25 electric aircraft from Eviation - California18Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received expressions of interest from Germany for 25 battery-electric regional jets. Evia Aero, which Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received expressions of interest from Germany for 25 battery-electric regional jets. Evia Aero, which is developing a sustainable regional airline...

How United Airlines expects electric planes to change the way passengers make travel decisions

How United Airlines expects electric planes to change the way passengers make travel decisionsUnited Airlines says short-haul electric planes will be cheaper than traditional jets within a decade and that will remake regional passenger travel decisions.

Electric planes can carry aviation toward carbon zero

Electric planes can carry aviation toward carbon zeroBattery technology readier for short-range flights than hydrogen Alice, an all-electric airplane designed and built by Eviation, takes off in Moses Lake, Washington, for its first flight on Sept. 27: The aviation industry has to innovate. (Handout photo from Eviation)...

Textron reports electrification progress

Textron reports electrification progressTextron’s acquisition of Pipistrel in the spring put the speedy Panthera on track for FAA certification in 2024, with the speedster destined for electric propulsion. Rob Scholl, president and CEO of Textron's eAviation division, reviewed the division's products and their status during the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. With eAviation's acquisition of Slovenia-based Pipistrel in the spring, the company immediately added four progressive designs that form the centerpiece of its product line...

New battery technology for aerospace applications

New battery technology for aerospace applications - Aerospace ManufacturingTheion, a global battery manufacturer of lithium-sulphur cathode technology has appointed Dr Ulrich Ehmes as CEO in a move to support the commercial availability of its Crystal Battery for transport applications, beginning with the aerospace sector

Ecocopter: the first helicopter company in Chile to adhere to the electromobility commitment

Ecocopter: the first helicopter company in Chile to adhere to the electromobility commitmentThe public-private government initiative was aligned with the axes of the National Electromobility Strategy and Ecocopter becomes the first helicopter

New Zealand’s first electric plane | Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand’s first electric plane | Stuff.co.nzHalf of the country’s flights could be powered by electricity within a decade, says owner of a two-seater electric plane. Read more: https://bit.ly/3uh41nIRe...

NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation system

NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation systemTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will help NASA develop the future of sustainable aviation as part of a five-year, $10 million project.

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer Pipistrel

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer PipistrelTextron is making a major move into electric aviation with the acquisition of Pipistrel, the two companies announced March 17. Textron and Pipistrel, the electric aircraft pioneer based in Europe, jointly announced March 17 that the two companies have agreed to a deal that will make Pipistrel the centerpiece of Textron’s new electric aviation division.

USAF conduct first airman flight of military-worthy electric aircraft

USAF conduct first airman flight of military-worthy electric aircraftThe US Air Force (USAF) has conducted the first airman flight of an electric aircraft with a military airworthiness. The US Air Force (USAF) has conducted the first airman flight of an electric aircraft with military airworthiness. The milestone was achieved when USAF pilots Hank Griffiths and Jonathan Appleby flew BETA Technologies’ electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft called ALIA. The maiden flight was conducted at BETA’s hangar and testing facility in Plattsburgh, New York.

How Air New Zealand Will Become A Leader In Electric Aircraft

How Air New Zealand Will Become A Leader In Electric AircraftAir New Zealand continues to actively pursue opportunities around electric aircraft as an option for shorter domestic and…

European consortium flies hybrid-electric airplane prototypes

Consortium Flies Hybrid-Electric Airplane PrototypesUnder the guidance of Pipistrel’s Vertical Solutions, a consortium of eight partners in the European Union, MAHEPA, have concluded a project designed to advance alternative propulsion and regional air transport.

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

FBO leaders call electric the fuel of the future

FBO Leaders Call Electric the Fuel of the FutureElectric is coming but infrastructure issues must be addressed, said Clay Lacy Aviation’s Cutshall, speaking at NATA’s Aviation Business Conference.

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding – Flying

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding - FLYING MagazineBye Aerospace, a leader in the all-electric flight market, raised $19.64 million of Series B venture funding from undisclosed investors last week.

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)We’re at the flattest point of the sigmoid curve of electric aviation, but the steep section is coming. Heart Aerospace is going to be taking off with it.

Diamond Announces Plans to Create All-Electric Trainer

Diamond Announces Plans to Create All-Electric TrainerAfter years of experimenting with hybrid electric prototypes, Diamond Aircraft will begin developing its first fully-electric airplane, the Austria-based manufacturer announced Tuesday.

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra’s electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America and Australia

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra’s electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America and AustraliaPurchase agreements raise total Electra commitments to 180 aircraft.

A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft — meet Pipistrel’s Velis Electro

A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft — meet Pipistrel’s Velis ElectroSlovenia-based Pipistrel is a light aircraft manufacturer that has built the world’s first and only type-rated electric aircraft, known as Velis Electro.

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announced

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announcedThe 15 named projects will receive over £700,000 to bring forward research to support UK airports receiving electric and hydrogen aircraft The competition winners The 15 successful entries are...

Pipistrel Velis Electro Wins Aircraft Design Award

Pipistrel Velis Electro Wins Aircraft Design AwardSlovenia-based Pipistrel Aircraft wins Aircraft Design Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for its environmentally friendly Velis Electro.

KLM Flight Academy Signs Up for 14 Bye Aerospace All-electric eFlyers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bye Aerospace, Inc.Diane Simard, Executive Vice PresidentE-mail:  Diane.Simard@ByeAerospace.com            Phone:  +1-303-817-7676   For More Information:  www.ByeAerospace.com KLM Flight Academy Signs Up for 14 Bye Aerospace All-electric eFlyers DENVER, Colorado – September 22, 2021– Bye Aerospace announced that KLM Flight Academy, located at Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands, has completed purchase deposits for six all-electric eFlyer 2 and eight all-electric eFlyer 4 airplanes. “We are honored to add the first major airline’s flight academy, KLM Flight Academy, to our expanding list of eFlyer customers,” said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace. “In addition to helping them become carbon-neutral, eFlyers will help the academy significantly reduce the noise signature in the Eelde area. Bye Aerospace celebrates KLM Flight Academy’s rich history and offer them warm congratulations on their 75th anniversary.” “Today we celebrate our history, but more importantly, we look to the future,” said Bart de Vries, Managing Director of KLM Flight Academy. “We are excited to become part of the eFlyer development of Bye Aerospace and look forward to becoming a zero-emission flight academy in support of our parent company’s development and strategy.” The eFlyer family of aircraft aims to be the first FAA-certified, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. All the company’s current and future families of aircraft feature engineering, research and electric aircraft solutions are designed to specifically...

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter market

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter marketBristow Group and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd have announced a plan to cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase of up to 50 eVTOL aircraft.

All eyes on Eviation’s Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington WA

All eyes on Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington | HeraldNet.com. If all goes well, Eviation’s battery-powered airplane will make its debut test flight later this year.

All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain

All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in BritainThe airplane flew across skies in the U.K. for around 15 minutes this week.

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging StationsEviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024.

VoltAero to cross English Channel with its Cassio 1 electric aircraft

VoltAero will repeat a history-making electric aviation crossing of the English Channel with its Cassio 1 demonstrator aircraft - VoltAeroThe VoltAero team will perform its second historic crossing of the English Channel with an electric aircraft, using the company’s Cassio 1 demonstrator to fly between France and the United Kingdom for participation in the ACE21 Air Charter Expo and a visit to Cranfield University.

Air New Zealand plans to be flying electric aircraft by 2030

Air NZ plans to be flying electric aircraft by 2030, chief pilot saysIts turboprop fleets will eventually be replaced by aircraft powered by an alternative energy source, chief pilot says.

Mesa Airlines Excited To Fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-Seat Electric Aircraft

Mesa Airlines Excited To Fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-Seat AircraftUS regional carrier, Mesa Airlines, is excited to fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-seat electric aircraft. Billed as the world’s…

Eviation readies for first flight. CEO welcomes a “New Age in Aviation”

Israeli all-electric plane maker readies for 1st flight, new ‘age of aviation’Eviation signs deal with DHL to deliver 12 aircraft for cargo operations, set to reveal new customers for commuter planes

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL AIRCRAFT

Piasecki and the Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter – ROTOR Media

Piasecki and the Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter - ROTOR Media(ROTOR) - The Piasecki family, with a historic legacy of VTOL innovation, is developing the PA-890, a hydrogen-powered compound helicopter. The Essington, Pennsylvania–based company’s history goes back to the development of the tandem helicopter—the foundation of today’s CH-47 Chinook—and has progressed through more than 25 vertical lift aircraft initiatives, including high-speed compound helicopters, hybrid heavy-lift helicopters, flying cars, and the world’s first fully autonomous man-rated helicopter...

Universal Hydrogen to Fly Hydrogen-powered Dash 8 by Year-end

Universal Hydrogen to Fly Hydrogen-powered Dash 8 by Year-endIn partnership with Seattle-based Aerotec, Universal Hydrogen readies for first flight of a Dash 8-300 fitted with a hydrogen-fuel-cell-based powertrain. Universal Hydrogen plans to fly the first-ever hydrogen-powered regional airliner by the end of this year using a hydrogen-fuel-cell-based powertrain housed completely in one of the nacelles of a De Havilland Dash 8-300 turboprop. Now in the late stages of testing the powertrain architecture in an iron bird test rig at its facility in Hawthorne, California, Universal Hydrogen has partnered with Aerotec to perform the engine integration and fly the aircraft out of Moses Lake, Washington...

ZeroAvia Solves Green Hydrogen Chicken-And-Egg-Conundrum

ZeroAvia Solves Green Hydrogen Chicken-And-Egg-Conundrum% The fuel cell startup ZeroAvia is laying plans for green hydrogen hubs at airports to decarbonize aircraft and ground vehicles, too.

Hydrogen-powered aircraft? What we know so far

Hydrogen-powered aircraft? What we know so farNew techniques could see saltwater-to-hydrogen conversion ramping up

FlyZero unveils more concepts for its hydrogen-based aircraft – Airline Ratings

FlyZero unveils more concepts for its hydrogen-based aircraft - Airline RatingsLast week, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) delivered on its promise to present two more FlyZero concepts for regional and short-haul aircraft this year. They are part of a technology and research project from the UK government. FlyZero’s three concepts for hydrogen-based aircraft. “Three ne…

A decarbonised future for flight: Delta and Airbus collaborate to pull forward the future of hydrogen fuel

A decarbonised future for flight: Delta and Airbus collaborate to pull forward the future of hydrogen fuelDelta Air Lines and Airbus will collaborate on industry-leading research to accelerate the development of a hydrogen-powered aircraft and the ecosystem it Delta Air Lines and Airbus will collaborate on industry-leading research to accelerate the development of a hydrogen-powered aircraft and the ecosystem it requires. Hydrogen power has great potential to speed air travel toward net zero carbon emissions, a future that could be accelerated thanks to a new agreement between Delta and Airbus. As part of its Flight to Net ZeroSM plan to scale and advance sustainable technologies, Delta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the first U.S.-based airline to collaborate with Airbus on the research and development of hydrogen-powered aircraft and the ecosystem required to make the transition.

Zero-emission Aircraft, Hydrogen Tech Needed by 2025

Zero-emission Aircraft, Hydrogen Tech Needed by 2025FlyZero, a UK research project into zero-carbon commercial air transport, has released its vision for a new generation of liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft.

UK Reveals Plans For Hydrogen-powered, Long-haul Airliner

UK Reveals Plans For Hydrogen-powered, Long-haul AirlinerThe Aerospace Technology Institute says the 279-passenger, intercontinental design is the first of three liquid hydrogen-powered airliner concepts.

Should Boeing’s push to sustainability include hydrogen?

Why Boeing Isn’t Focusing On Hydrogen As A FuelBoeing’s commitment to sustainability has accelerated with the appointment of its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, Chris Raymond. Chris…

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Wright Electric plans to put 100-passenger electric airplanes in service by 2026

Wright Electric Plans To Put 100-Passenger Electric Airplanes In Service By 2026Wright Electric plans to have 100-passenger electric airplanes in service by 2026. This week, California-based Wright Electric announced its plans to begin flying a 100-passenger all-electric airplane on routes of 1 hour or less by 2027. How does it expect to do that? By converting BAe 146 regional aircraft — originally manufactured by BAE Systems in 1983 — to electric power starting in 2026. The BAe 146 was chosen for several reasons...

2021 Hydrogen Aviation Summit, hosted by ZeroAvia – Virtual

ZeroAvia Annual Hydrogen Aviation Summit 2021The industry-leading event for exploring the adoption, advances, and potential of hydrogen aviation. A forum for discussion to drive consensus and rapid deployment of the only long-term, scalable solution to effectively decarbonize the aviation industry.

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announced

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announcedThe 15 named projects will receive over £700,000 to bring forward research to support UK airports receiving electric and hydrogen aircraft The competition winners The 15 successful entries are...

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should... In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should be on short-range aircraft flying distances of less than 4,000km, however with much larger passenger capacity, well over 300, even over 400 passengers in the cabin. This type of aircraft does not exist today.” This article, however, will show that the ideal type of aircraft almost exists now if liquid hydrogen is the preferred fuel...

Air New Zealand and Airbus to partner on hydrogen-powered aircraft research

Air New Zealand and Airbus to partner on hydrogen-powered aircraft research – Business TravellerThe carrier said the agreement was “an opportunity for the airline to be part of the design and definition of how a hydrogen-powered aircraft might fit into its own operations”…

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOL

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOLParagon VTOL Aerospace is working on a second-gen version of its nine-seat Soar air taxi design, and it’s settled on hydrogen-burning engines for a powertrain it claims will deliver monster range figures between 300-900 miles (480-1,450 km), depending on passenger numbers.

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs - Aviation TodayWith aircraft emissions and sustainability becoming a leading concern in the industry, the development of electric aircraft, like electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has accelerated. However, most of these aircraft are depending on lithium-ion batteries, which are generally heavy…

Electric Vs Hydrogen – What’s The Future Of Aviation?

Electric Vs Hydrogen - What’s The Future Of Aviation?Many industries are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint in the future. The aviation sector is…

World Economic Forum and aviation industry partners launch Target True Zero initiative

Target True Zero Initiative Launches To Achieve Zero Emissions AviationLaunched by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and joined by a number of leading aviation industry partners, the Target True Zero initiative will identify ways to accelerate zero-emission aviation by leveraging electric and hydrogen technologies.

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.

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US Airports Switching To Electric Buses With Help From Federal Grants

US Airports Switching To Electric Buses With Help From Federal GrantsAirports around the US are transitioning to electric buses as part of their effort to lower carbon emissions from their operations.

SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Becomes the First Airport Terminal in the World to Achieve Full WELL Certification

SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Becomes the First Airport Terminal in the World to Achieve Full WELL CertificationPlatinum level achievement recognizes Boarding Area B facility for enhancing human health and well-being. SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2022 / International WELL Building Institute The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to earn a full WELL Core Certification, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, such as air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, and community. SFO earned this certification, at the highest level of Platinum, for Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B, which includes the 25-gate concourse, post-security concession space, and an integrated connector to the U.S. Customs Federal Inspection Area...

How airports and FBOs are starting to upgrade their electrical infrastructure

How airports and FBOs are starting to upgrade their electrical infrastructure | Business Airport InternationalAirports and FBOs are starting to upgrade electrical infrastructure and charging points for ground vehicles and electric aircraft

Santa Monica Airport introduces Swift Fuels UL94 unleaded avgas

National Air Transportation Association | Latest News - Aeroplex Group Partners Announces the Introduction of Unleaded Aviation Fuel at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) to Reduce Emissions and Advance Environmental Sustainability

Massport announces goal to be net zero by 2031

Massport announces goal to be net zero by 2031The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) unveiled a new, bold agenda to reduce carbon emissions across all facilities and become Net Zero by 2031, coinciding with the Authority’s 75th anniversary.

How a drone park would change Battle Creek Executive Airport

How a drone park would change Battle Creek Executive AirportDevelopment of drone park part of a broader shift at the 97-year-old airfield, which is playing a burgeoning role in the local economy The future of aviation is taking off at Battle Creek Executive Airport's 10,000-foot asphalt runway. Students from the Western Michigan University College of Aviation regularly circle the airport to perform "touch-and-go" landings, part of their preparation in becoming the next generation of pilots. The college recently invested $24 million to upgrade its campus at BTL, one of several major changes at the municipal airport in recent years. As part of its ongoing transformation, Battle Creek Executive Airport could soon be at the forefront of another emerging aviation industry: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones.

Seeking Space for Solar Farms, Cities Find Room at Their Airports

Seeking Space for Solar Farms, Cities Find Room at Their AirportsAirports around the nation are installing solar arrays on unused land, roofs and parking garages, helping them achieve self-sufficiency while also providing power to their communities.

UK: Bristol Airport’s battery bus: On route for a carbon-free future

Bristol’s battery bus: On route for a carbon-free futureAiming to be the first net zero airport in the UK by 2030, Bristol Airport has recently implemented a new environmentally friendly scheme: an electric bus.

Global design competition reveals potential airports of the future

Global design competition reveals potential airports of the future – Airport WorldTen entries have been shortlisted for the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), which garnered more than 80 entries from students around the globe. FGC is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by Curtis Fentress, that encourages and rewards innovative design in public architecture. This year’s competition challenged students to envision airport mobility in the year 2100.

Fentress Architects unveils shortlist for Airport of the Future competition

Fentress unveils shortlist for Airport of the Future competition - Passenger Terminal TodayFentress Architects has unveiled the shortlist for the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) Airport of the Future competition, which garnered more than 80 entries from students around the world. FGC is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by Curtis Fentress that encour…

SHFT | SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold Certification

SHFT | SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold CertificationNew terminal pushes sustainable airport architecture into the 21st century

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projects

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projectsWork has begun at Denver International Airport to construct two new solar arrays, intended to more than double the amount of solar energy generated at the airport by 2022, the

Construction expected to start by spring on Springfield airport ‘advanced air mobility’ research facility

Construction expected to start by spring on Springfield airport ‘advanced air mobility’ research facilitySpringfield has been awarded $6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to build a two-story facility and hangar at the local municipal airport.

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging StationsEviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024.

Cleaner, Greener Airports: Making Aviation More Sustainable – Bangalore International (BLR)

Cleaner, Greener Airports: Making Aviation More Sustainable – BLR AirportHari K Marar discusses the growth of Bangalore International Airport (BLR) has driven through a pioneering sustainable mindset.

EASA approves Skycharge, electric aircraft charging solution

EASA approves Skycharge solution - electrive.comThe Skycharge solution developed by Green Motion and Pipistrel was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the world’s first OEM-independent electric aircraft charging station. Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel and Swiss charging station provider Green Motion had a…

Martha’s Vineyard Airport considers electric plane charging infrastructure

Airport considers electric plane charging - The Martha’s Vineyard TimesMartha’s Vineyard Airport is looking at potentially installing support infrastructure for electric aircraft and ground transportation. At Thursday’s meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC), airport director Geoff Freeman said all aspects of sustainable electric technology are bein…

FAA Awards $766 million to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

FAA Awards $766 million to Build Safer, More Sustainable AirportsThrough the Department of Transportation, the FAA has awarded more than $766 million in grants aimed at building safer, more sustainable, and more accessible airports across the United States.

Making Aviation More Sustainable – Edinburgh Airport

Making Aviation More Sustainable - Edinburgh AirportGordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, explains how the pandemic is not deterring the airport from their sustainable goals.

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…

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Air New Zealand says as it plans for 2026 zero emission flights

Time to act, Air New Zealand says as it plans for 2026 zero emission flightsAir NZ aims to launch its first zero emissions flight four years from now, and start replacing its Q300 domestic fleet with sustainable aircraft from 2030.

WestJet launches flight program with sustainable aviation fuel

WestJet launches flight program with sustainable aviation fuelThe company aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Tier 1 Engineering’s electric e-R44 makes historic airport-to-airport cross-country flight

Tier 1 Engineering’s electric e-R44 makes historic airport-to-airport cross-country flightTier 1 Engineering, in collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC, has completed the first all-electric cross-country helicopter flight. Tier 1 Engineering, in collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC, successfully completed the first all-electric cross-country helicopter flight along the scenic Coachella Valley of California on Oct. 29, 2022.

$2 million FAA grant supports study of sustainable aviation fuels at Missouri S&T

$2 million FAA grant supports study of sustainable aviation fuels at Missouri S&TThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $2.05 million grant to a Missouri S&T researcher to study how different types of sustainable aviation fuels could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. Dr. Philip Whitefield, Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi service

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi serviceThe companies aim to launch a service to transport passengers to a nearby airport from so-called ‘vertiports’ located throughout a city. Delta Airlines will invest $60 million in Joby Aviation, a leading electric air taxi startup, to create a “home-to-airport” service using the startup’s five-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the companies announced Tuesday. Delta said its investment in Joby could go as high as $200 million if the company hits certain milestones...

New Center for Sustainable Aviation: It’s not just about reducing carbon emissions

New Center for Sustainable Aviation: It’s not just about reducing carbon emissionsConversations about making aviation more sustainable typically land on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the reliance on fossil fuel resources as top priorities. Phillip Ansell says, although these factors are the foundational underpinning of the sustainable aviation field, the discussion also n…

Sustainable aviation: Evia Aero to buy 25 electric aircraft from Eviation – California18

Sustainable aviation: Evia Aero to buy 25 electric aircraft from Eviation - California18Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received expressions of interest from Germany for 25 battery-electric regional jets. Evia Aero, which Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received expressions of interest from Germany for 25 battery-electric regional jets. Evia Aero, which is developing a sustainable regional airline...

Federal Road Map for Sustainable Aviation Needs Teeth

Federal Road Map for Sustainable Aviation Needs TeethThe lack of mandates or timetables in the federal government’s sustainable aviation fuel road map will limit its practical impact, explains Stinson partner Roy Goldberg. Legislation and other policy initiatives may be necessary to realize the stated goal of reducing carbon fuels in commercial aircra… The lack of mandates or timetables in the federal government’s sustainable aviation fuel road map will limit its practical impact, explains Stinson partner Roy Goldberg. Legislation and other policy initiatives may be necessary to realize the stated goal of reducing carbon fuels in commercial aircraft, he says...

How United Airlines expects electric planes to change the way passengers make travel decisions

How United Airlines expects electric planes to change the way passengers make travel decisionsUnited Airlines says short-haul electric planes will be cheaper than traditional jets within a decade and that will remake regional passenger travel decisions.

Archer To Unveil Its “Midnight” E-VTOL Aircraft Next Month, 250 Air Taxis by 2025

Archer To Unveil Its “Midnight” E-VTOL Aircraft Next Month, 250 Air Taxis by 2025I write quite a bit about unmanned electric aircraft, and the benefits (both for people and the environment) that they come with as they replace the mission of many manned aircraft. Even more importantly, the

Pipistrel and Lobo Leasing sign partnership and place order for 15 Nuuva V300 hVTOL aircraft

Pipistrel and Lobo Leasing sign partnership and place order for 15 Nuuva V300 hVTOL aircraft - UASweekly.comPipistrel, the world leader in electric aviation and unmanned flight systems, and Lobo Leasing Limited, a global vertical lift leasing platform, signed a letter of intent with deposits for the acquisition of 15 Nuuva V300 autonomous cargo hVTOL aircraft. The agreement confirms Lobo Leasing and Pipis…

How hybrid technology could be used in future helicopters

How hybrid technology could be used in future helicoptersFully electric aircraft won’t be able to compete with today’s helicopters on performance anytime soon, but hybrid-electric rotorcraft could offer gains in both performance and safety.

Ecocopter: the first helicopter company in Chile to adhere to the electromobility commitment

Ecocopter: the first helicopter company in Chile to adhere to the electromobility commitmentThe public-private government initiative was aligned with the axes of the National Electromobility Strategy and Ecocopter becomes the first helicopter

Reserve Airman makes history with first USAF-piloted eVTOL vehicle flight

Reserve Airman makes history with first USAF-piloted eVTOL vehicle flightJust south of his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., a young Terrence McKenna spent much of his childhood in Prospect Park tossing around wooden gliders and flying remote-

Japan’s Suzuki, SkyDrive sign deal to develop, market ‘flying cars’

Japan’s Suzuki, SkyDrive sign deal to develop, market ‘flying cars’Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp and ‘flying car’ firm SkyDrive Inc said on Tuesday they have signed a deal to team up in research, development and marketing of electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

DHL decarbonises its aircraft with Neste’s and bp’s SAF

DHL decarbonises its aircraft with Neste’s and bp’s SAFTo reduce emissions across its air freight operations, DHL Express has entered into deals with Neste and bp for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

Green Tiers: Qantas expands use of 80% less emission sustainable aviation fuel

Green Tiers: Qantas expands use of 80% less emission sustainable aviation fuelQantas will expand its use of sustainable aviation fuel to help reduce carbon emissions on its flights from LA and SFO to Australia.

Avolon agrees deal with Air Greenland for fleet of zero-emission aircraft

Avolon agrees deal with Air Greenland for fleet of zero-emission aircraftBattery-powered VX4 will carry four passengers as an alternative to travelling by car Air Greenland has agreed to purchase or lease a fleet of zero-emission VX4 aircraft from Irish group Avolon. The flag-carrier for Greenland and the Dublin-based aircraft lessor announced on Tuesday that they were to form a working group to assess the opportunity to commercialise zero-emissions air travel in the region.

Advanced Air Mobility Updates: Regulators Take Steps in Support of eVTOL Aircraft

Advanced Air Mobility Updates: Regulators Take Steps in Support of eVTOL AircraftAs momentum around Advanced Air Mobility (“AAM”) continues to build, regulators have taken several recent steps in support of the development and…

DHL Express announces two of the largest ever sustainable aviation fuel deals with bp and Neste

DHL Express announces two of the largest ever sustainable aviation fuel deals with bp and Neste amounting to more than 800 million litersDaily news coverage keeps the transportation industry up to date with Maritime, Ports and Terminals, Rail, Road and Air based cargo transportation issues and news.

Swoop Aero, Skyports, BD Rowa partner to support medical logistics networks workdwide

Swoop Aero partners with Skyports and BD RowaThe partnership will support the development of drone-based medical logistics networks worldwide, and comes a week after Swoop announced a separate partnership with satellite firm Iridium

NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation system

NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation systemTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will help NASA develop the future of sustainable aviation as part of a five-year, $10 million project.

Massport announces goal to be net zero by 2031

Massport announces goal to be net zero by 2031The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) unveiled a new, bold agenda to reduce carbon emissions across all facilities and become Net Zero by 2031, coinciding with the Authority’s 75th anniversary.

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer Pipistrel

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer PipistrelTextron is making a major move into electric aviation with the acquisition of Pipistrel, the two companies announced March 17. Textron and Pipistrel, the electric aircraft pioneer based in Europe, jointly announced March 17 that the two companies have agreed to a deal that will make Pipistrel the centerpiece of Textron’s new electric aviation division.

NetJets is buying 150 eVTOLS from aviation start-up Lilium

NetJets Is Buying 150 eVTOLS From Aviation Start-Up LiliumForget a limo or Uber. NetJets expects this Lilium jet to shorten commutes between airports and metro centers, or reach remote landing pads.

Taking to the skies in jets fueled by used cooking oil

Taking to the skies in jets fueled by used cooking oilUsed cooking oil is fuelling jets and will play a key part in reducing carbon emissions in the aviation industry.

NASA technology innovations will help US meet sustainable aviation goals

NASA Technology Innovations Will Help US Meet Sustainable Aviation GoalsNASA Administrator Bill Nelson recently joined federal government and industry leaders at a White House event highlighting sustainable aviation and the administration’s focus on medium- and long-term goals to combat climate change. The event highlighted a plan to reduce aviation carbon emissions

China: Green Flight Initiative aired in North Bund International Aviation Forum

Green Flight Initiative Aired in North Bund International Aviation ForumSHANGHAI, Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 4, the first North Bund International Aviation Forum, with the theme on the sustainable development of the global aviation industry, was held in China's economic hub Shanghai, injecting new aviation elements and driving power into the city's development into an international shipping center. Jointly organized by China Eastern Air Holding Company Limited and Shanghai Airport Authority, this event was a parallel forum of the North Bund Forum.

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Emissions-free Electra ferry will start servicing shipping routes by 2024

The Emission-Free Electra Ferry Will Start Servicing Shipping Routes By 2024The proprietary hydrofoil technology and podded propulsion system of the Electra will deliver a smooth and speedy cruise with zero emissions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ECO FINANCE

Volocopter Raises Additional USD 182 million in Second Signing of Series E Financing Round

Volocopter Raises Additional USD 182 million in Second Signing of Series E Financing RoundeVTOL pioneer Volocopter shares financing update. 182 million US dollars raised in second Series E signing. NEOM and Gly Capital Management join as investors.

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi service

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi serviceThe companies aim to launch a service to transport passengers to a nearby airport from so-called ‘vertiports’ located throughout a city. Delta Airlines will invest $60 million in Joby Aviation, a leading electric air taxi startup, to create a “home-to-airport” service using the startup’s five-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the companies announced Tuesday. Delta said its investment in Joby could go as high as $200 million if the company hits certain milestones...

Aircraft lessor Avolon eyes growth through electric plane taxi orders

Aircraft lessor Avolon eyes growth through electric plane taxi ordersLatest news on Ireland’s companies and busines organisations and their impact locally, nationally and globally.

Terra Drone raises $70 million in Series B funding for UTM & UAM solutions

Terra Drone Raises $70 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Growth and Worldwide Adoption of Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutionsDrone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company Terra Drone Corporation announced today that it has raised $70 million (8 billion Japanese yen) in Series B funding with investments from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Tokyu Land Corporation, Kyushu Electric Power T&D, and Seika C…

Skyports raises US$23 million in Series B funding round

Skyports raises US$23 million in Series B funding round - Asian AviationSkyports, the electric air taxi infrastructure and drone services provider, has raised US$23 million in the first close of its Series B funding round.

Eve to secure US$30M from new investor Acciona

Eve to secure US$30M from new investor AccionaEmbraer’s Eve stands to gain an additional US$30 million from a new investor, as long as its business combination with Zanite is able to close successfully this year. The urban air mobility (UAM) company recently announced a partnership with Acciona, an infrastructure company focused on developing and managing sustainable infrastructure solutions.

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer Pipistrel

Textron buys electric aviation pioneer PipistrelTextron is making a major move into electric aviation with the acquisition of Pipistrel, the two companies announced March 17. Textron and Pipistrel, the electric aircraft pioneer based in Europe, jointly announced March 17 that the two companies have agreed to a deal that will make Pipistrel the centerpiece of Textron’s new electric aviation division.

Vertical Unveils Full-Sized eVTOL Model Ahead of SPAC Vote – FLYING Magazine

Vertical Unveils Full-Sized eVTOL Model Ahead of SPAC Vote - FLYING MagazineAhead of its anticipated public debut on the stock market, U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace late last week publicly debuted a full-scale model of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Embraer’s Eve receives orders for 60 electric aircraft for Australia

Embraer’s Eve receives orders for 60 electric aircraft for AustraliaBrazilian planemaker Embraer SA said its electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) subsidiary Eve Urban Air Mobility has received orders for 60 eVTOLs from two Australian companies.

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding – Flying

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding - FLYING MagazineBye Aerospace, a leader in the all-electric flight market, raised $19.64 million of Series B venture funding from undisclosed investors last week.

UK-based Vertical Aerospace raises €177M for its zero-emission eVTOL aircraft

UK-based Vertical Aerospace raises €177M to support certification and scale production of its zero-emission eVTOL aircraft | Silicon CanalsVertical Aerospace, a Bristol-based company that’s pioneering electric aviation, announced that it has secured $205M (approx €177M) in additional funding.

Chinese eVTOL firm Autoflight completes $100M A-round financing

Chinese eVTOL Firm Autoflight Completes A Round of Financing Worth $100 Million - PandailyShanghai-based Fengfei Aviation Technology, known by its English name Autoflight, is a leading R&D and manufacturing enterprise for autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech - Asian AviationGE and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will invest nearly US$55 million over five years to accelerate development of a series of technologies for more sustainable aviation,

Electric jet company Lilium will launch on Nasdaq this week

Electric jet company Lilium will launch on Nasdaq this week - electrive.comThe electric air taxi startup Lilium is merging with special purpose acquisition company Qell after shareholders have now voted in favour of the merger. The SPAC deal will see Lilium list on Nasdaq this Wednesday. However, Lilium’s proceeds from the IPO are much less than hoped for. 65 per cent of t…

Electric air taxi developer Archer Aviation moves forward with plans to go public

Archer Moves Forward With Plans to Go Public - FLYING MagazineElectric air taxi developer Archer Aviation says it is moving forward with a planned merger next month that will take the company public amid an ongoing legal dispute with rival Wisk Aero. The agreement with Atlas Crest Investment Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is expected to be…

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger. Joby is the latest aviation start-up to pursue a SPAC deal.

Electric Jet Manufacturer Panhwar Closes $10M Series A Financing With Valkyrie GRP

PARK CITY, Utah, Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Panhwar Jet has designed and is currently building the world's first all-electric, self-charging luxury business aircraft. The groundbreaking, self-charging technology brings major disruptive innovation to the electric aircraft industry. Current battery density does not allow most electric aircraft to fly beyond two hours total flight time. However, the self-charging technology created by engineers at Panhwar Jet will allow the aircraft to fly up to 12 hours without touching down. Panhwar Jet's patented technology ...

Autonomous cargo drone startup Elroy Air lands $40M Series A – TechCrunch

Autonomous cargo drone startup Elroy Air lands $40M Series A – TechCrunchElroy Air has raised a $40 million Series A, including financing from Lockheed Martin’s venture capital arm, to ramp up the building, testing and validation of its inaugural autonomous cargo drone. The funding round saw participation from Marlinspike Capital and Prosperity7, as well as existing inv…

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 Ampaire - FLYING MagazineSurf Air Mobility says it’s acquiring Ampaire and its hybrid electric powertrain technology as a critical component of Surf Air Mobility’s plans “to improve the affordability, accessibility, and environmental footprint of regional aviation travel.” Surf Air Mobility added in a news release that “Amp…

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

Volatus Infrastructure plans low-costs vertiports for eVTOL aircraft

Volatus Infrastructure aims to provide low-cost vertiport structures that can be built quickly and easily. The company's vertiports will feature vehicle-agnostic charging stations for eVTOL aircraft. (Image: Volatus Infrastructure)

Raytheon | Moving AAM forward

Moving AAM ForwardRaytheon Intelligence & Space is developing advanced multi-mode surveillance, secure network architectures and precision navigation systems to deliver disruptive technologies its customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aims to incorporate next-generation aircraft, including optionally piloted and uncrewed aircraft systems, into an already complex air transport system. These operations will safely and efficiently move both people and cargo, including within constrained urban spaces...

Archer To Unveil Its “Midnight” E-VTOL Aircraft Next Month, 250 Air Taxis by 2025

Archer To Unveil Its “Midnight” E-VTOL Aircraft Next Month, 250 Air Taxis by 2025I write quite a bit about unmanned electric aircraft, and the benefits (both for people and the environment) that they come with as they replace the mission of many manned aircraft. Even more importantly, the

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi service

Delta Airlines will invest up to $200 million in Joby Aviation to create a ‘home-to-airport’ air taxi serviceThe companies aim to launch a service to transport passengers to a nearby airport from so-called ‘vertiports’ located throughout a city. Delta Airlines will invest $60 million in Joby Aviation, a leading electric air taxi startup, to create a “home-to-airport” service using the startup’s five-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the companies announced Tuesday. Delta said its investment in Joby could go as high as $200 million if the company hits certain milestones...

Avolon agrees deal with Air Greenland for fleet of zero-emission aircraft

Avolon agrees deal with Air Greenland for fleet of zero-emission aircraftBattery-powered VX4 will carry four passengers as an alternative to travelling by car Air Greenland has agreed to purchase or lease a fleet of zero-emission VX4 aircraft from Irish group Avolon. The flag-carrier for Greenland and the Dublin-based aircraft lessor announced on Tuesday that they were to form a working group to assess the opportunity to commercialise zero-emissions air travel in the region.

Eve to secure US$30M from new investor Acciona

Eve to secure US$30M from new investor AccionaEmbraer’s Eve stands to gain an additional US$30 million from a new investor, as long as its business combination with Zanite is able to close successfully this year. The urban air mobility (UAM) company recently announced a partnership with Acciona, an infrastructure company focused on developing and managing sustainable infrastructure solutions.

How a drone park would change Battle Creek Executive Airport

How a drone park would change Battle Creek Executive AirportDevelopment of drone park part of a broader shift at the 97-year-old airfield, which is playing a burgeoning role in the local economy The future of aviation is taking off at Battle Creek Executive Airport's 10,000-foot asphalt runway. Students from the Western Michigan University College of Aviation regularly circle the airport to perform "touch-and-go" landings, part of their preparation in becoming the next generation of pilots. The college recently invested $24 million to upgrade its campus at BTL, one of several major changes at the municipal airport in recent years. As part of its ongoing transformation, Battle Creek Executive Airport could soon be at the forefront of another emerging aviation industry: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones.

NetJets is buying 150 eVTOLS from aviation start-up Lilium

NetJets Is Buying 150 eVTOLS From Aviation Start-Up LiliumForget a limo or Uber. NetJets expects this Lilium jet to shorten commutes between airports and metro centers, or reach remote landing pads.

Volocopter Raises Additional USD 182 million in Second Signing of Series E Financing Round

Volocopter Raises Additional USD 182 million in Second Signing of Series E Financing RoundeVTOL pioneer Volocopter shares financing update. 182 million US dollars raised in second Series E signing. NEOM and Gly Capital Management join as investors.

Flying robot taxis could ease traffic problems in major cities sooner than you may think

Flying robot taxis could ease traffic problems in major cities sooner than you may thinkThe average commuting American spends more than 250 hours every year in transit, which totals to more than 10 full days. That number only goes up for commuters living in heavily congested areas lik…

EHang Expects Chinese Certification of Autonomous Air Taxi by Mid-2022

EHang Expects Chinese Certification of Autonomous Air Taxi by Mid-2022 - FLYING MagazineElectric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developer EHang said it’s planning to win type certification in China of its 216-S two-seat, autonomous air taxi by the middle of 2022.

EASA publishes technical design specifications for vertiports

EASA publishes technical design specifications for vertiportsEASA has published a document that provides guidance on designing and constructing vertiports for future eVTOL operations.

Aircraft lessor Avolon eyes growth through electric plane taxi orders

Aircraft lessor Avolon eyes growth through electric plane taxi ordersLatest news on Ireland’s companies and busines organisations and their impact locally, nationally and globally.

Electric Regional Air Mobility Discussion With NASA Report Lead Author Kevin Antcliff

Electric Regional Air Mobility Discussion With NASA Report Lead Author Kevin AntcliffKevin Antcliff, formerly NASA, now Xwing, continues his discussion of electric regional air mobility with inhibitors and how they will be overcome.

Skyports raises US$23 million in Series B funding round

Skyports raises US$23 million in Series B funding round - Asian AviationSkyports, the electric air taxi infrastructure and drone services provider, has raised US$23 million in the first close of its Series B funding round.

Terra Drone raises $70 million in Series B funding for UTM & UAM solutions

Terra Drone Raises $70 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Growth and Worldwide Adoption of Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutionsDrone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company Terra Drone Corporation announced today that it has raised $70 million (8 billion Japanese yen) in Series B funding with investments from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., SBI Investment Co., Ltd., Tokyu Land Corporation, Kyushu Electric Power T&D, and Seika C…

Eve and Acciona partner to develop a sustainable UAM ecosystem

Eve and Acciona partner to develop a sustainable UAM ecosystemThe partnership will also benefit novel industrial initiatives in development of a sustainable UAM ecosystem.

Swoop Aero, Skyports, BD Rowa partner to support medical logistics networks workdwide

Swoop Aero partners with Skyports and BD RowaThe partnership will support the development of drone-based medical logistics networks worldwide, and comes a week after Swoop announced a separate partnership with satellite firm Iridium

Advanced Air Mobility Updates: Regulators Take Steps in Support of eVTOL Aircraft

Advanced Air Mobility Updates: Regulators Take Steps in Support of eVTOL AircraftAs momentum around Advanced Air Mobility (“AAM”) continues to build, regulators have taken several recent steps in support of the development and…

ve Mobility creates consortium, sells eVTOL craft for Miami UAM development

Eve Mobility creates consortium, sells eVTOL craft for Miami UAM developmentEmbraer’s UAM affiliate Eve Mobility creates consortium and inks sales deal for future eVTOL air taxi services to and from Miami’s airport. Embraer’s urban air mobility (UAM) affiliate, Eve, has signed a pair of deals to prepare the rollout of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Miami, including planned air taxi shuttles between the city’s airport and main convention center.

Vertical Unveils Full-Sized eVTOL Model Ahead of SPAC Vote – FLYING Magazine

Vertical Unveils Full-Sized eVTOL Model Ahead of SPAC Vote - FLYING MagazineAhead of its anticipated public debut on the stock market, U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace late last week publicly debuted a full-scale model of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Flying taxis are coming to a city near you

PlaceTech | Flying taxis are coming to a city near youLondon’s £7bn Brent Cross regeneration is set to include a take-off and landing ‘vertiport’ for air taxis as its development partners beef up their transport infrastructure ambitions. Air taxis could start flying in the UK as soon as 2025 if they receive regulatory approval.

Joby air taxi completes record-breaking 154.6 mile flight

Joby Air Taxi Completes Record-Breaking 154.6 Mile FlightJoby completed more than 150 miles during developmental flight testing, setting new records as the longest eVTOL flight to date.

YASA spin-off Evolito to electrify aerospace market with ultra-high performance, low-weight electric motors

YASA Spin-Out Evolito to Electrify Aerospace Market With Ultra-High Performance, Low-Weight Electric MotorsEvolito, a new company spun out from YASA, launches to address aerospace eVTOL & UAM market with ultra-high performance, low-weight electric motors.

Chinese startup to deliver flying cars by 2024

Chinese startup to deliver flying cars by 2024 | Electronics360The vehicle would be able to drive on land as well.

Hyundai, Urban-Air Port To Develop 65 Vertiports Worldwide for flying taxis and cargo drones.

Flying-Taxi Hubs Planned for 65 Cities Spanning London to LAA network of flying-taxi hubs is planned for 65 cities in a tie-up between infrastructure firm Urban-Air Port and South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co., which is developing a vertical take-off and landing craft.

Flying taxis will be here sooner than you think

Up in the sky! It’s a ... flying taxi? That’s right, and they’ll be here sooner than you thinkHoly George Jetson! Airborne cars are right around the corner and Jersey is right in the middle of things

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOL

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOLParagon VTOL Aerospace is working on a second-gen version of its nine-seat Soar air taxi design, and it’s settled on hydrogen-burning engines for a powertrain it claims will deliver monster range figures between 300-900 miles (480-1,450 km), depending on passenger numbers.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on why the ride-hailing giant is betting on flying taxis

Why Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is still bullish on flying carsThe ride-hailing giant sold its flying car business to Joby, but has acquired an equity stake in the firm

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.

SOLAR

Swiss researchers say they can produce SAF from nothing but air and sunlight

Swiss Researchers Say They Can Produce SAF from AirResearchers in Switzerland say they have developed technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel using nothing but air and sunlight.

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projects

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projectsWork has begun at Denver International Airport to construct two new solar arrays, intended to more than double the amount of solar energy generated at the airport by 2022, the

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…
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