Victor And Air BP Launch Carbon Offset Program

Tracks Emissions On Private Jet Charters In Europe Private jet charter provider Victor, in collaboration with Air BP and BP Target Neutral, has officially opened its carbon offset program to operators and customers following a trial phase which began late last year. The program aims to put the company, and participating aircraft operators, ahead of … More Victor And Air BP Launch Carbon Offset Program

Airlines, Getting Greener

Contrary to the assertion in “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel” (news analysis, Sunday Review, Jan. 27), airlines are among the greenest forms of transportation, and we’re getting greener. The Environmental Protection Agency confirms that United States airlines contribute less than 2 percent of domestic greenhouse gas emissions — much less than the … More Airlines, Getting Greener

Ascent’s Thin Panels Make Solar Energy Affordable

By Guy Norris Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology September 03, 2012 Guy Norris The thought of solar cells brings to mind the image of solid blocks of flat photovoltaic panels extending in rigid wings from a satellite or bolted to the roof of a building. Now picture a solar panel so thin and flexible that … More Ascent’s Thin Panels Make Solar Energy Affordable

Corvette-Size Electric Motor Seen Changing How Jets Taxi

By Thomas Black – Oct 11, 2012 9:01 PM MT As fuel prices continue to soar, airlines are studying new technology that may save more than $200,000 per jet every year. The breakthrough only sounds mundane: It’s all about how planes taxi. Travelers are familiar with the sight of low-slung airport tugs pushing aircraft away from the gate … More Corvette-Size Electric Motor Seen Changing How Jets Taxi

Beauty of Future Airplanes is More than Skin Deep

The process of starting with many possible solutions and narrowing it down to just a few. Image credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation ›  Link to larger photo ›  View Future Aircraft Image GalleryA 20-passenger commercial aircraft design concept. Image credit: NASA/GE Aviation ›  Link to larger photo ›  View Future Aircraft Image GalleryThe “double bubble” D8 design … More Beauty of Future Airplanes is More than Skin Deep

Private jet travel pitched at first-class price

Travel in private aircraft like this Embraer 300 is being offered at deep discounts by Jumpjets. On-demand private jet travel from 40 cities to 500 U.S. airports will soon be an option for prices starting at an average of less than $3,000 per round trip flight, thanks to patent-pending scheduling software developed by a California … More Private jet travel pitched at first-class price

Focus On Fuel Savings

  By Elyse Moody  As mergers, consolidation and a stressed operational environment reshape commercial aviation, fuel efficiency has risen to the top of airline business concerns. Not only is it the industry’s single biggest expense, but economic and environmental pressures are forcing carriers to watch fuel consumption like a hawk. According to Airlines for America’s … More Focus On Fuel Savings

Airlines Lose Challenge to EU Expansion of Carbon Cap-and-Trade System

By Stephanie Bodoni – Dec 21, 2011 2:05 PM MT Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — Diogenis Papiomytis, consultant at Frost & Sullivan, discusses the European Union’s planned expansion of its carbon cap-and-trade-system. He speaks with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg) Enlarge image Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association … More Airlines Lose Challenge to EU Expansion of Carbon Cap-and-Trade System

A clear and fair incentive to pollute less

A clear and fair incentive to pollute less Connie Hedegaard is EU Commissioner for Climate Action. Any opinions expressed are her own. This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a rather unusual bill directly addressed to Europe. Through the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act H.R. 2594, America’s legislators want to tell American … More A clear and fair incentive to pollute less

Flight highlights bilateral cooperation on renewable energy between China and the U.S.

  BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Air China, Boeing (NYSE: BA), and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners today conducted China’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The two-hour mainland flight from Beijing Capital International Airport was witnessed by officials from both countries and highlights the viability of using sustainable aviation biofuel sourced in China.   … More Flight highlights bilateral cooperation on renewable energy between China and the U.S.