aviation

Global Aviation: Innovation and the Modern Silk Road

Air travel connects people, creates economic opportunity and support sustainable urban development. But it isn't all pie-in-the-sky. Significant challenges remain if we are…

The Reusable Space Rocket and Other 21st-Century Accomplishments

One of the first challenges identified by the international space community was the need for a reusable spacecraft. NASA got things started. And…

Virgin Atlantic: Emissions from Steel Mills Could Fuel Airplanes

After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from…

EPA On Board to Develop Emission Rules for Aircraft

This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for…

The Long Road to True Innovation

In today’s world, “innovation” is often synonymous with “fast.” But when the stakes are high, the mission is critical, and failure is not…

Op/Ed: The Powerful Role of Aviation in Sustainable Urbanization

As one of humankind’s truly global industries, commercial aviation can have a powerful impact on the growth of sustainable urban environments around the…

Gearing Up for the Future of Air Travel

Increased air travel will deliver untold benefits as more people conduct business and connect with other cultures far from home. But this increase…

Solar Power and the Future of Air Travel

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are making their way around the world in a solar-powered plane. And while we aren't likely…

Female Dreamliner Pilots Make History … in Saudi Arabia

A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia…

Green Aviation Climbs to New Heights on Multiple Fronts

This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse…

EPA Takes Strides to Reduce Emissions from Airplanes

The EPA intends to update the Clean Air Act, which was first introduced in 1963, to include jurisdiction limiting the emissions from airplane…

Solar Impulse Completes First Leg of Round the World Flight

After 13 years of planning, the Solar Impulse SI2 took off last night from Al-Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m.…

SXSW Eco Interview: Jessica Kowal, Boeing

Nick Aster talks to Jessica Kowal about biofuels in aviation -- where we've come and how long it will be before biofuels are…

Turning Garbage Into Jet Fuel: Sustainable Solution or Incineration in Disguise?

Can garbage power your plane ride from New York to London? That’s the idea behind a new production plant that will transform waste…

KLM Launches First Weekly Transatlantic Flight Using Biofuels

Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.