New funding for electric air transport

A startup launched on the back of a record-breaking round-the-world solar flight has bagged funding to develop electric propulsion tech for the aviation sector. H55 is one the legacy's to come from that hist...

Flying towards carbon neutral growth

Renewable fuel giant Neste has launched a website to encourage the aviation industry to pursue a climate-friendly future. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that by 2035, 7.2 billio...

Biofuels clean up aviation industry

GE Aviation is testing biofuels made from alcohol. It is using 100% of Gevo's renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to carry out 'jet engine combustor component testing'. as part of the Continuous Lower Energy, ...

Oslo airport backs sustainable route

Oslo airport is leading the aviation industry towards the use of more sustainable fuels. It is sharing its experience in becoming the first airport in the world - last year - to supply renewable aviation fue...

Biofuels prepare for take-off

Australia's Brisbane Airport will supply carriers with biofuels they can blend with traditional jet fuel on flights from 2018. Gevo confirmed this week it expects to provide its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to th...

Swiss airport signs green fuel deal

(SWITZERLAND) Genève Aéroport is partnering with renewable diesel pioneers Neste to advance its sustainability ambitions. The Swiss airport wants at least 1% of its jet fuel consumption to be from renewab...

Airports go Dutch on renewables

Airports across Holland will run entirely on renewable energy generated in the country starting next year. It follows a deal announced today between airport owners Royal Schiphol Group and energy firm Eneco,...

Dutch uni joins ‘BioFuel Programme’

(HOLLAND) Staff from a Dutch university are joining an initiative by airline KLM aimed at accelerating the use of aviation biofuels. KLM flights taken by academics from Delft University of Technology over...

Flights as cheap as a taxi

(GERMANY) Getting around urban spaces in a small plane could be as cheap as jumping in a taxi and travelling the same distance thanks to a pioneering Munich-based startup. The Lilium Jet trialled last wee...

Switching to electric

(SWITZERLAND) One of the pioneers behind the historic Solar Impulse 2 flight over the Pacific aims to develop electric propulsion technologies for the aviation industry. Solar Impulse’s Co-Founder André B...