Aviation

Future Net-Zero Necessities

COP26 underlined the need for a net-zero future in aviation and aerospace. But following a particularly testing period for the sector, how can we hope to come to a solution? The answer, according to Ian Risk, chief technology officer at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation, lies in collaboration and innovation. …

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Air New Zealand flies with Airbus

Air New Zealand said it is working with Airbus to study incorporating hydrogen aircraft into its domestic flights.Although the establishment of this sector will take many years, more and more airlines are interested in hydrogen. As Lufthansa launches research program around Hydrogen aircraft ground maintenanceAir New Zealand has just formalized a …

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French energy group joins UAE Green Hydrogen Aviation Fuel Project

French global major energy group TotalEnergies has joined United Arab Emirates (UAE) sustainable and clean energy company Masdar and Germany’s Siemens Energy, in a project to use green hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The three groups signed the collaboration agreement on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022. The partners will now co-develop a green hydrogen production demonstrator …

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US builds Hypersonic Rocket with Green Hydrogen

WASHINGTON – Hypersonix Launch Systems is creating a reusable green hydrogen launch system that will deliver small satellites into orbit. Photo credit: Mil.in.ua The company wants to reduce the cost of delivering satellites into orbit without any emissions of carbon or other harmful gases. Wirraway’s three-stage launch system consists of …

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Meet the Aussie poised to create the first hydrogen-powered airline

Aviation may as well be in John Thomas’ blood. The former Virgin Australia executive – and heir apparent to former chief John Borghetti until falling out with the board – got a pilot’s licence before his 18th birthday, and two years later started a regional airline in home town Wagga Wagga. Forty …

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ZeroAvia Hydrogen-Powered Flight Opens New Facility

ZeroAvia, a startup with facilities in the U.K. and California that aims to integrate hydrogen fuel cells with electric motors to power zero-emission aircraft, said Tuesday it will open a new research facility at Paine Field airport in Everett. The project received a $350,000 grant from the Department of Commerce, …

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Hydrogen-Powered Carcopter A Real-Life Star Wars Podracer

If you’re a fellow Star Wars enthusiast, you must be familiar with the podracing event in the Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace. The good news is we might be getting closer to such events in real life. You might remember our previous coverage of a flying racing car named …

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Former Head of OECD Joins H2 Clipper’s Advisory Board

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2022  – H2 Clipper, Inc., an aerospace and alternative energy company developing uniquely capable hydrogen-powered airships and end-to-end hydrogen infrastructure solutions, announces that Ángel Gurría, the former Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has joined the company’s Advisory Board. Gurría, who served …

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Emissions-Free Flying no short-term fix

Elsewhere today, I refer to the Greens having positions of German government coordinators of air transport and tourism. The Greens have in the past proposed limiting the number of flights that German citizens can take, an indication of where – as a party – they stand on air travel. While their arrival …

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UK domestic flights – Electric & Hydrogen Aircraft by 2030?

An environmental group is calling on the British government to require airlines to operate some UK domestic flights with electric and hydrogen aircraft before the end of the current decade. In a new paper released on January 10, 2022, Transport & Environment (T&E) also recommends a ban on polluting aircraft …

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