Environment

News about environmental issues relating to aircraft operations, including noise issues, emissisions, and regulations. See Fuel for biofuel.

May 22, 2022, 10:30 AM

Bombardier Sees Blended-wing Future for Business Jets

Bombardier's research and technology teams have been flight testing a scale-model of a blended wing airframe that could be part of a green Eco Jet design.

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May 10, 2022 - 12:25 PM
Results from recent NASA-backed flight tests with Joby’s eVTOL prototype demonstrate that its noise would be barely audible from city streets below.
Del Monte Aviation FBO at KMRY with business jet and SUV parked outside
May 9, 2022 - 11:16 AM
Since early 2021, Avfuel has provided more than 200,000 gallon of sustainable aviation fuel to California's Monterey Regional Airport.
May 6, 2022 - 12:54 PM
ZeroAvia announced today that it has started preparing a second Dornier 228 aircraft to serve as a testbed for the hydrogen-electric propulsion system.
May 6, 2022 - 12:40 PM
At the recent Aero Friedrichshafen show, Rolls-Royce Electrica showed off its electric aircraft propulsion and storage systems it is developing.
Liquid hydrogen storage tank
May 4, 2022 - 8:20 AM
Experts believe “clean” production and distribution rank as the biggest challenges to the adoption of hydrogen power by the aviation industry.
May 3, 2022 - 8:51 AM
Safran Aircraft Engines will use Ansys's finite element analysis software for sustainable engine development.
May 2, 2022 - 10:00 AM
SAF is considered a key to the future of business aviation sustainability but operators remain hesitant as the fuel supply still ramps up.
Apr 29, 2022 - 11:09 AM
Hybrid-electric aviation pioneer Ampaire is preparing to launch a Series B funding round after confirming that Surf Air Mobility is no longer acquiring it.
Computer rendering of two zero emission hydrogen-powered business jets, identified by labeling on aircraft as H2GEAR, shown in flight
Apr 28, 2022 - 11:20 AM
European low-fare carrier EasyJet has agreed to support GKN’s H2JET and H2GEAR hydrogen power programs.
Pipistrel Velis electric airplane
Apr 28, 2022 - 2:50 AM
Pipistrel hopes to begin deliveries of its Velis Electro electric-powered training airplane in the U.S. next year after changes to FAA regulations.