Environment

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

May 18, 2022, 3:00 AM

ATR Eyes Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for New ‘Evo’ Turboprop

The Franco-Italian OEM is also exploring a new eco-design that includes new propellers as part of its drive to reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions.

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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.
Hyfly hydrogen-powered proof-of-concept prototype airplane
Apr 27, 2022 - 4:36 PM
Flight Design aims to begin flight tests of its hydrogen-powered Hyfly research airplane in 2023.