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Aviation bosses urge Boris Johnson to help the sector play a key role in UK’s green recovery

Members of the UK’s Sustainable Aviation coalition penned the letter to the Prime Minister to reaffirm the industry’s commitment to achieving net zero by 2050 and call for additional support

Most of the world’s airlines ‘will go bankrupt amid coronavirus crisis’

That’s the suggestion from CAPA Centre for Aviation, a Sydney-based consultancy, which predicts the majority of the world’s airlines will be out-of-business by the end of May

UK’s aviation sector confirms 2050 landing for net zero target

The Sustainable Aviation coalition predicts it will be able to reduce net emissions from 30 million tonnes per year down to zero, while simultaneously growing passenger numbers by 70%

easyJet pledges to offset carbon emissions from all flights

It aims to become the world’s first major airline to operate net zero carbon flights across its whole network

Rolls-Royce and Norwegian airline team up for zero emission flights

The project aims to develop an electrical aircraft concept to replace Widerøe’s regional fleet of more than 30 planes by 2030

Government announces £300m to accelerate greener travel

Funding will support new technologies including electric passenger planes, flying urban taxis and freight-carrying drones

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New partnership gets clearance to turn seaplanes into e-planes

Electric aviation firm magniX has agreed to convert a seaplane airline’s fleet to electric models

Carbon savings: Plane sailing or failure to take off?

Making airport ground movements more efficient and introducing more biofuels to the aviation sector could help slash fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the verdict from a study by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the UK Government, which assesses the cost and impact of a number of potential clean measures for the air travel […]

Wood-fuelled plane logs its first journey

The first commercial flight powered by a wood-waste biofuel took place this week. An Alaska Airlines jet flew from Seattle to Washington, powered by a 20% jet fuel blend made from fallen branches in a sustainable forestry area. The five-year, $40 million (£32.09m) research project was supported by the US Department of Agriculture and led by Washington State University and the Northwest Advanced […]

Low carbon jet fuel nears take-off

A company has produced jet fuel for Virgin Atlantic by fermenting waste gas from steel mills. Called ‘Lanzanol’, the commercially viable low carbon fuel has passed all initial performance tests and is expected to result in carbon savings of 65% compared to conventional jet fuel. The low carbon fuel was developed in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest […]