Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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MagniX Charges Ahead With Electric Aviation Power Plan
MagniX sees FAA special conditions approval for electric engines for retrofit and new-build as gateway to rapid market growth.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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UK Makes $247M SAF Investment To Meet 2050 Net-Zero Targets

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The UK has laid out its plan to become a net-zero society with grand designs on how to reduce the carbon impact of aviation.
Airlines & Lessors

GKN Aerospace Opens UK Technology Center

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Center (GTC), which will prepare the technologies to help the company build components for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flights Demonstrate Capability To Reach 100% SAF

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Two different approaches to reaching 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in aircraft have been tested in flight. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Safran Begins Arriel 2E Helicopter Engine Assembly In Texas

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
Safran has begun producing Arriel 2E helicopter engines in Texas to support the U.S. Army’s purchase of the B-model UH-72 Lakota helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Oct. 18-22, 2021

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Diamond e-trainer; Cyclorotor lifts off; VoloDrone in a truck; Fuel-cell test site; and Airflow power options.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing ecoDemonstrator Assumes Growing Role

By Guy Norris Oct 19, 2021
Despite unprecedented fiscal pressures Boeing says continuing ecoDemonstrator support is investing in the future as sustainability takes center stage
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Regulator Rebuilds State Of Design Capacity Post-Brexit

By Tony Osborne Oct 14, 2021
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rebuilt its State of Design capabilities after delegating the task to EASA almost two decades ago. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UH2 Raises Funds For Fuel-Cell Flight Testing

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Universal Hydrogen (UH2) has raised an additional $62 million in funding to take the startup through initial flight testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion conversion for regional turboprops. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Business Aviation Operators Embrace Carbon-Offset Credits

By William Garvey Oct 14, 2021
Daily disasters help define the global environmental problem.
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Diamond Launches Electric Training Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
The first announced application for EP Systems’ EPiC lithium-ion battery module, the eDA40 is designed for use as an electric circuit trainer.
Emerging Technologies
Cargo Airline To Convert ATR 72s To Hydrogen Power
Irish cargo airline operator ASL Aviation Holdings plans to convert up to 10 ATR 72s to zero-emission fuel-cell propulsion after signing a letter of intent to be Universal Hydrogen’s (UH2) launch customer in the cargo turboprop market.
natalia.pelayo… Tue, 10/12/2021 - 21:03
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Two-Fifths Of UK, European Skilled Aviation Workers Leaving, Survey Says

By Michael Bruno Oct 12, 2021
Almost two-fifths of British and European skilled aviation workers reported moving out of the industry, according to a newly launched industry survey from aviation talent recruitment specialists JMC Recruitment Solutions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Poll: Vast Majority Of Aviation Companies Do Not Require Vaccine

By Michael Bruno Oct 12, 2021
More than four in five aviation-related companies recently polled do not require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to aviation job website JSfirm.com.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: NASA Project Signals Dawn Of Electrified Airliner

By Guy Norris Oct 12, 2021
The long-term sustainable growth of air transport will hinge on the development of net zero carbon propulsion technologies and NASA has taken a concrete step toward fostering the development of one such option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French President Adds Pressure To Airbus’ Hydrogen Plans

By Thierry Dubois Oct 12, 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron says the first commercial aircraft relying on hydrogen should be in service by 2030, earlier than Airbus’ stated target of 2035.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

By Jens Flottau Oct 12, 2021
Executives close to the program discuss the A380’s rise and fall.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Northern Pacific Eyes Icelandair-Like Pacific Strategy

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2021
All Boeing-757 airline will leverage sister regional carrier to help establish Alaska network.
Airlines & Lessors

Opinion: Time Is Right For New Airlifter

David Fitzpatrick Oct 12, 2021
The Pentagon should couple a blended-wing body with advanced engines to create a new standard for transport aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Service Tracks Aircraft Emissions For Lessors, Banks

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
A service that allows lessors, banks and other aircraft owners to track and report the emissions from their portfolios has been launched by Irish financial services company Fexco and U.S. aviation risk management consultancy Avocet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Dassault Falcon 6X, 10X On Track, Says CEO

By Bill Carey Oct 11, 2021
Dassault will complete detailed design of Falcon 10X by year-end and begin parts production 2022; it will enter service in 2025.
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DLR Building Megawatt-Scale Fuel-Cell Test Site

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
Germany aerospace center DLR has broken ground on a test site for hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Japanese Airlines Set SAF Supply Target To Meet Net-Zero Goal
Domestic and foreign airlines operating in Japan will need an estimated 2.3 billion liters (613 million gal.) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, concludes a joint report by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
natalia.pelayo… Mon, 10/11/2021 - 18:15
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Boeing MAX BBJ is back

By Guy Norris Oct 11, 2021
In a double move that Boeing Business Jets says underpins renewed product confidence and market growth, the company has announced the service debut of the first 737 MAX-based BBJ 737-8 as well as the first new order for the corporate variant since the return of the MAX to commercial service in 2020.
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