Sustainable Aviation Project Petitions FAA For Electric Aircraft Exemption

CleanTechnica

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is slowly warming up to electric aircraft, but regulatory approval takes far too long.

Toyota Invests In Joby Aviation Electric Air Taxi Service

CleanTechnica

Toyota has made a $394 million dollar investment in Joby Aviation, an eVTOL air taxi company based in California. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric Air-Taxi electric aviation eVTOL Joby Aviation Toyota

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Airbus & Rolls-Royce End E-Fan X Electric Demo Project, Still Working To Decarbonize Aviation

CleanTechnica

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$3.3 Million Grant For Fuel Cell/Electric Aviation Startup ZeroAvia

CleanTechnica

The aviation startup ZeroAvia has received a £2.7m (US$3.3 The funds will be used to support continued development of fuel cell/electric propulsion technology to reduce aviation CO2 emissions. Aviation Clean Transport Interviews UK ZeroAvia

Safran’s New Aviation Electric Motors — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

I met with the Safran team at the National Business Aviation Association–Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) event two weeks ago for the introduction of their newly revealed ENGINeUS aviation electric motors.

eHang Is About To Make Aviation History — 1st eVTOL Service Coming In December

CleanTechnica

It's been a little while since we dedicated proper time to covering revolutionary eHang and its progress with electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Attracts More Aviation Startups & OEMs

CleanTechnica

A series of startups and established aviation giants are joining the Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) 3DEXPERIENCE platform family to support their digital engineering initiatives. A few more aviation startups are also using the Dassault platform, such as Joby Aviation and Solar Impulse.

Harbour Air Makes Aviation History With 1st Electric Seaplane Flight — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, aviation is not only undergoing its third revolution, with electricity this time, but history was made on Tuesday, December 10, in Vancouver, Canada, when Harbour Air took off in a seaplane using electricity.

Electric Aviation Company Scylax Forms Joint Venture With German Regional Airline

CleanTechnica

The Munich, Germany aviation company Scylax GmbH has entered into a joint venture with the East Frisian FLN airline to provide electric aircraft. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Interviews electric aviation Germany Scylax

Shell to support Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

GreenBiz

Aviation Biofuels Clean Energy Fuels Transportation & MobilityThe plant is set to produce fuel made from waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil sourced from regional industries.

UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

GreenBiz

Some green groups welcome International Civil Aviation Organization's decision to exclude 'questionable' carbon credits from the industry's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. Aviation Carbon Policy COVID-19 offsets Transportation & Mobility

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

GreenBiz

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. Climate Change Aviation Eco-Design Policy & Politics Pollution Prevention

Electric Aircraft Pilot Training Is Arriving

CleanTechnica

Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards.

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15. You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day. It helped make the bricks that hold up your home; the cement underfoot.

ASR Says It Has A Parachute For Every eVTOL Aircraft

CleanTechnica

Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes.

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup — December 2019

CleanTechnica

Keep your eyes on the ball because electric aviation has taken off with such a steep angle of attack (AoA) that it makes the electric car world look like a snail race.

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

CleanTechnica

Another week, another round of electric air mobility news, urban air mobility (UAM), and more green aviation.

Can Aviation Make A Clean Comeback?

Forbes Green Tech

As the aviation industry struggles to make a comeback after the catastrophic disruption of COVID-19, greentech entrepreneurs are pressing ahead in the race to bring cleaner solutions to market.

What sustainable aviation fuel means for greener airplane travel

CleanTech Alliance

But while those engines were thirstily burning up aviation fuel, the net environmental impact […]. Source: Paul Sillers, CNN, Feb 19, 2020 The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Industry News

New Electric Aircraft Motor Lab Aims For 1MW Electric Airplane Motor

CleanTechnica

Now, a new lab, the Collins Electric Aircraft Lab, wants to offer urban air mobility (UAM) and the general electric aviation world a 1MW electric airplane motor. You know a new industry is born when investments pour in and results encourage more spending.

This Aircraft Is Powered With Electricity, & It Is Already Heading For The Skies

CleanTechnica

Aviation Biofuels Clean Transport Electric Vehicles biofuel co2 emissions Electricity Energy Hydrogen Safran VoltAeroWhile we're waiting for the plasma jet of the future, startups are already deploying electricity and biofuel to push fossil fuels out of aircraft.

Faradair Aerospace Is Taking Hybrid-Powered Flight Testing To UAM Waters

CleanTechnica

While the electric aviation industry is working on futuristic-looking electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, more conventional electric airplanes (eCTOL) are filling different niches and needs.

Analysis: Aviation Industry Coronavirus Bailouts Contradict Governments' Climate Commitments

DeSmogBlog

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Urban Air Mobility Already Has 200 eVTOL Designs

CleanTechnica

In the short space of 3 years we've seen urban air mobility (UAM) develop from a concept to eHang promising the first electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) air taxi service at the end of 2019.

Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Unveiled & Ready To Race

CleanTechnica

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Rolls-Royce & Tecnam Electrifying Air Transport: High Power, High Scalability, Hybrid Powertrain — H3PS

CleanTechnica

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Aerospace Leaders Working To Predict & Create The Future Of Urban Air Mobility Management

CleanTechnica

Predicting the future use of airspace — not knowing how it will be used, what types of aircraft will be made, and how to manage it safely — is hair raising to most. Major companies like Airbus and Dassault Systèmes, among others, are simulating our unknown electric air mobility future.

Total & Gaussin Creating World’s 1st Fully Electric Aircraft Fuel Truck

CleanTechnica

Energy giant Total Group and engineering firm Gaussin are working together to create the world’s first 100% electric fuel truck for the aviation industry.

The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

CleanTechnica

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year?

SpaceX & NASA Complete Historic Launch Of Astronauts From US Soil

CleanTechnica

Aviation Clean Transport Research Science Astronauts Crew Dragon Falcon 9 Kennedy Space Center NASA Space SpaceXCape Canaveral, Florida — The much-anticipated launch of the Demo-2 mission marks the first time NASA has launched astronauts from American soil since the end of the Shuttle program.

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Electric Air Taxi Service Set To Launch In California By 2021

CleanTechnica

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Embraer Goes From Airplanes To Business Jets To Electric Planes & VTOL Aircraft

CleanTechnica

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Urban Air Mobility Investment To Top $318 Billion By 2020

CleanTechnica

A little while back, the Vertical Flight Society announced a partnership with Nexa Advisors to determine urban air mobility (UAM) investments by 2020. The report shows that industry revenue is projected to top $318 billion by then.

Facebook Signs 200 Megawatt Wind Power Purchase Agreement In Texas

CleanTechnica

American online social media giant Facebook has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Apex Clean Energy for 200 megawatts (MW) of the 525 MW Aviator Wind project set to be built in Coke County, Texas. .

Little NASA Electric Airplane Soon Coming To Life

CleanTechnica

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Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

Envirotec Magazine

Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August seemingly significant advances in developing a zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain.

BAE Systems & Jaunt Air Mobility Collaborate on Electric Energy Management Systems for Urban Air Mobility Platforms

CleanTechnica

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Hyundai & Urban-Air Port Working On Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure In UK

CleanTechnica

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“Tell Us the Condition of Our Craft” — The Case for Pilot Mode: Improving Energy Feedback in the Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

Even when the Tesla Model 3 begins to fully drive itself, it will still have humans on board. And it is best not to forget that. .

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Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral

GreenBiz

Aviation Corporate Strategy decarbonizationThe airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects.

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

CleanTechnica

There is just not enough time to keep up with urban air mobility (UAM) news these days. Keeping up with the stories is almost impossible. So, here is a roundup of exciting electric UAM news.

COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

GreenBiz

Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & MobilityUBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes.

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

Eco-Business

The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels. Indonesia's 5 per cent target for 2025 for the use of biofuels by domestic aviation is likely to contribute to massive additional deforestation