Alaska Airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.
Airbus embarks on eco-partnership programme to help airline customers achieve environmental objectives | Cathay Pacific,British Airways,KLM
Airbus has launched the Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme in which it will provide tailored services and expertise to airline customers to help lower their environmental footprint. The programme will focus on specific objectives by airlines involving aircraft technology, aircraft operations, air traffic management (ATM) and sustainable aviation fuels. Pilot projects are currently being developed with three airlines – Cathay Pacific, British Airways and KLM – before the programme is extended to operators worldwide from 2016.
In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The demonstration flight is expected to occur after Gevo receives ASTM International certification for its fuel, sometime in mid to late 2015.
JetBlue recently announced its eighth annual “One Thing That’s Green” initiative. This ongoing campaign encourages our customers and crew members to undertake one green initiative in their daily lives to help reduce their carbon footprint. As such, to date nearly 3,000 JetBlue crew members and community volunteers have planted more than 3,500 trees and cleaned nearly three tons of trash in cities including New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Orlando.
“We have big ambitions. We set a strong goal to obtain 30 percent of our aviation fuel from alternative sources by 2030. One challenge we face is aligning our aspirations with the realities of cost competitiveness and available supply. Many smart, dedicated people are working on developing liquid fuels from biomass, but it is not currently available in volumes that are economically viable or meet commercial needs.”
Staatssecretaris Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructuur) heeft dinsdagochtend de vergunning afgegeven voor de ontwikkeling van Lelystad Airport. Het vliegveld mag daarmee groeien tot een luchthaven met maximaal 45.000 vliegbewegingen per jaar. Naast de staatssecretaris stonden CEO & president-directeur van Schiphol Group Jos Nijhuis, wethouder Fackeldey van de gemeente Lelystad en gedeputeerde Lodders van de provincie Flevoland de pers en genodigden te woord.
Schiphol-topman Jos Nijhuis is blij dat het Luchthavenbesluit voor Lelystad Airport er nu is. “Het is een belangrijke stap voor de groei van mainport […]
Since the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme went global last November, a total of 122 airports across the world have now been certified under the industry’s Airport, with 20 airports having reached carbon neutral status. The programme was launched by ACI Europe, the trade body for European airports, in 2009 as part of a commitment to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions, and has now become adopted by all ACI regions. Since the start of the programme in North America six months ago with Seattle-Tacoma as the launch airport, six airports in the region have been certified.
Boeing starts ecoDemonstrator 757 flight testing of fuel-reducing technologies to improve aerodynamic efficiency
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme has moved into a new phase with flight testing of a 757 aircraft nearing the end of its operational life that focuses on improvements to aerodynamic efficiency. Over the next few months, Boeing will be collaborating with NASA and airline group TUI to evaluate new technologies that improve fuel and environmental performance.
Boeing, Hainan Airlines, Sinopec celebrate China’s first commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel
Hainan Airlines and Sinopec today celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight – which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 – used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants in China. Both of the airplane’s CFM International CFM56-7B engines were powered by a fuel blend of approximately 50 percent aviation biofuel mixed with conventional petroleum jet fuel.