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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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.

$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.

750 Horsepower Electric Aviation Engine Tested By MagniX

CleanTechnica

MagniX has released a video showing a test of its 750-horsepower all-electric aviation engine. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles magniX

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Green battle lines drawn over road and aviation industry bailouts

Business Green

This week, just days after a group of leading civil society and environment groups called on the government to fold "stringent conditions" into any forthcoming rescue package for aviation, the government today unveiled a multi-million bailout for buses today that makes no mention of climate.

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

CleanTechnica

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

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.

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring: Review of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Charged

It’s the Aviator, a mid-size three-row luxury SUV that sits below the hulking Navigator in the lineup, and revives a name that the brand used briefly a decade ago. The Aviator shares no sheet metal with the square-cut Ford Explorer. The plug-in Aviator is powered by a 13.6

Shell Aviation inks deal to supply sustainable aviation fuel to Lufthansa in US airport

Business Green

Firm promises to develop 'scalable supply' of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy

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.

Shell announces support for Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

Business Green

SkyNRG plant aims to use waste cooking oil and hydrogen to produce aviation fuel with lifecycle carbon emissions approximately 85 per cent lower than conventional jet fuels

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

AGreenLiving

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. The rest is here: Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now.

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.

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.

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.

Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Unveiled & Ready To Race

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.

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.

‘No Time for Requirements’: Aviation Industry Lobbying Against Green Strings in Coronavirus Bailouts

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 8 mins Aviation has been one of the sectors worst hit by the fallout from the COVID -19 pandemic.

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

CleanTechnica

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UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

Business Green

The global aviation industry has taken a key step forward in agreeing rules for carbon offset credits in its global greenhouse gas reduction scheme, as the sector reels from the economic fallout of the escalating coronavirus epidemic which has seen travel bans implemented around the world.

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?

Wright Electric Begins Developing Propulsion System For Commercial Electric Plane

CleanTechnica

Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Interviews electric airplanes startups Wright ElectricWright Electric, the LA-based electric plane startup, has begun developing the propulsion system for the Wright 1, an electric 186-passenger commercial aircraft.

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. .

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

Green finance first touches down in the aviation industry

Business Green

The market for green loans advanced into the aviation industry yesterday, as BNP Paribas and JetBlue Airways concluded a new sustainability-linked finance deal.

Norwegian Aviation Company Orders 60 Electric Planes

Green Market Oracle

Norway's OSM Aviation Academy is committed to fully electrifying its fleet of planes. OSM is a company that specializes in recruitment and training for the aviation industry. Bjørn Granviken, Managing Director of the OSM Aviation Academy supports sustainability focused innovation. "It’s

UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

AGreenLiving

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. Continued here: UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme.

Ministers reject CCC call to include aviation and shipping in UK climate targets

Business Green

Government disappoints campaigners by insisting shipping and aviation emissions should be dealt with at a UN level

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

CleanTechnica

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