aviation

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.

The Carbon War Room’s Top 10 Renewable Fuel Companies

These are the top ten renewable energy contenders as determined by renewablejetfuels.org.

Renewable Aviation Fuel: A Market in the Making

New technologies and growing demand for staggering quantities of renewable jet fuels make it a sector worth investing in.

Renewable Aviation Fuel: Ready for Take-Off

Lack of information is hindering the take-off of the renewable aviation fuel market. Renewablejetfuels.org aims to provide potential buyers with decision-making tools.

GE’s Newest Jet Engine Beams in for Creative Week NYC

GE's new GEnx jet engine is currently on "virtual" display in New York's DUMBO neighborhood via a revolutionary hologram display. It's all a…

“Bye Hawk” Electric Plane Set to Transform the Skies?

By Dustin Charapata Every so often, a concept comes along that changes the way we interact with the world.  Several instantly come to…

Southwest Takes Off With Fuel Saving Landing Program

Southwest recently implemented an enhanced landing system at 11 airports. Called the Required Navigation Performance (RNP) program, both dispatchers and pilots use technologies…

Regional Jets vs. Props: How Passenger Psychology Wastes Fuel

After salaries, fuel prices are the biggest expense for an airline – a hard to control cost that is also the principal culprit…

American Airlines Pilots Balk at Directive to Fly With Less Fuel

American Airlines has instructed its pilots to reduce the amount of fuel they carry on flights, resulting so far in little more than…

JetBlue COO: Flying From Boston to NYC is a Bad Idea

Publicly stating that some of your company’s goods and services should be discontinued even if they are profitable probably would get most company…

Aviation Sector Lags on Sustainability, But Biofuels Present Opportunity

This post originally appeared on Biomass Intel   By Mackinnon Lawrence Maddock Douglas, a business consultancy based in Chicago, found in its MapChange…

U.S. Airlines Sue to Avoid EU Carbon Caps

American Airlines, Continental and United Airlines have joined with the Air Transport Association (ATA) in suing the U.K. over that country’s planned implementation…