Tag: Sustainability

4AIR business aviation analysis finds small changes to aircraft routings could reduce environmental impact

In one of the largest international studies of its kind, 4AIR, aviation sustainability solutions, has found that small altitude adjustments on business aviation flights could have a substantial impact on reducing their contrail impact on the environment without CO2 trade-offs. Contrails, or conde...

Signature Aviation at Los Angeles International Airport now 100% supplied by blended sustainable aviation fuel

Signature Aviation, network of private aviation terminals, has announced a new milestone in sustainability by bringing a 100% supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) location. This achievement aligns with the company’s steadfast ...

eVTOL aircraft are expected to takeoff before 2030 - but is the industry ready?

eVTOL aircraft are expected to takeoff before 2030 – but is the industry ready?

eVTOL aircraft could take flight by the end of the decade - but the industry still has significant barriers to overcome to ensure advanced air mobility becomes a reality. William Hallowell navigates the challenges ahead for the eVTOL sector.  Advanced air mobility (AAM) is on the horizon, and t...

'Social license' is crucial for advanced air mobility, industry warns

‘Social license’ is crucial for advanced air mobility, warns industry

Industry experts have warned that public acceptance of advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft is vital for driving the sector forward. Last week at the Royal Aeronautical Society's Pilotess Summit in London, leaders in the AAM sector outlined that having the general public onside will prove vital f...

INTERVIEW: Pipistrel’s Tine Tomažič navigates the infrastructure challenges posed by the electrification of private air travel

'Sustainability' is a word the aviation industry knows all too well. In commercial aviation, airlines are committing to sustainable aviation fuel programmes in order to meet government or agency imposed mandates. For airside operations, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are increasingly beginn...

Two French airports convert fossil-fuelled vehicles in sustainability drive

Two French private airports convert fossil-fuelled vehicles in sustainability drive

Cannes-Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports in France have announced that their internal combustion vehicles that cannot be converted to fully electric engines will now be fuelled with biodiesel. Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur, which operates the airports, said the move will result in redu...

EcoPulse aircraft demonstrator makes first hybrid-electric flight

EcoPulse, the hybrid-electric distributed propulsion aircraft demonstrator jointly developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus to support aviation’s decarbonisation roadmap, has successfully performed its first flight test in hybrid-electric mode. The demonstrator flew with its e-propellers activated, ...

FlyNow Aviation to contribute to net zero discussions at COP28

FlyNow Aviation has announced its participation in the upcoming COP28 Summit in Dubai. The company said it is honoured to be participating as one of the sustainable start-ups in the Green Zone at COP28 to showcase its revolutionary CO2 neutral Mobility Air Vehicle and its mission towards environment...

Bombardier reaffirms commitment to cover operational flights with SAF

Bombardier says it is cementing its industry leadership in sustainability by reaffirming its commitment to cover all operational flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), utilising the Book-and-Claim system. One year after announcing its landmark agreement with Signature Aviation, the manufact...

Air Charter Expo 23 highlights latest industry progress in sustainability

Air Charter Expo 2023 (ACE’23), organised by The Air Charter Association (The ACA) in partnership with Business Air News and hosted by London Biggin Hill Airport, provided an opportunity to showcase The ACA and the wider industry’s work in sustainability. The one-day conference, held on 12 Se...

Bombardier Leads Industry-Wide Sustainability Efforts

Bombardier today announced that it has completed a thorough analysis of the Global 5500 and Global 6500 in order to publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for two of its large aircraft. They join the Global 7500 aircraft and the Challenger 3500 aircraft as business aviation’s only E...

West Star Aviation Shows Commitment to Sustainability as Part of Colorado Green Business Network

West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction location has been a member of the Colorado Green Business Network (formerly known as the Colorado Governor’s Environmental Leadership Program) since 2009.  As a Gold Member of this organization West Star Aviation reaches out annually and selects an organiza...

TAG’s green initiatives confirm its role as a company that cares

TAG Aviation prides itself on its green corporate credentials and on its role as a company that really cares about sustainability. As a result, 2023 has seen it launching a series of policies and initiatives designed to meet industry and global climate goals and achieve aviation net zero by 2050....

Gulfstream Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today it has earned four National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations. The newly established program recognizes Gulfstream for sustainability leadership across locations. “We appreciate the partnership with NB...

IADA Partners with 4AIR to Focus on Sustainability

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) and 4AIR have partnered to assist the resale industry in being stewards of the planet’s climate. Reducing the carbon footprint of business aviation is in the interests of aircraft operators to protect the global environment and economy. 4...

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