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