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NEWS Feb 27, 2024 FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing' On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Lilium Announces eVTOL Operations in Southeast Asia, Expanded Charging Infrastructure at Singapore Airshow Lilium is making significant progress in developing the Lilium Jet, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, the German aerospace company announced the designation of Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a center of its U.S. operations. Lilum expanded on its momentum by making two major deals at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. Decarbonizing aviation through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and advanced air mobility (AAM), which includes eVTOLs, was a major focus of this year's event. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Airbus Showcases A350-1000 Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Singapore Airshow Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft, powered by a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at the Singapore Airshow. The company showed refueling on February 18 at Changi Airport (SIN) by pumping 12.8 tons (11.6 metric tons) of a 35% blend of SAF and conventional jet-A fuel into the widebody. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Singapore Announces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Targets Funded by Ticket Levy Singapore is positioning itself as a leader in sustainable aviation by announcing plans to mandate the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all outbound flights from the country starting in 2026. This initiative underscores the city-state's commitment to environmental sustainability and aligns with global efforts within the aviation industry to transition to greener fuel alternatives. Read More →
STORIES Feb 13, 2024 Exclusive: Interview With Brandon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft I had the chance to sit down with Brandon Robinson, the CEO of Horizon Aircraft, about hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility for longer-haul flights. Horizon Aircraft is a Canadian aerospace company building a hybrid eVTOL aircraft for commercial passenger and cargo operation. Its product is the Cavorite X7: a hybrid eVTOL aircraft that takes off vertically and flies like a conventional plane once airborne. Read More →
NEWS Feb 13, 2024 Velocys Raises $40 Million in Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology Although new aircraft can reduce carbon dioxide emissions, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) offer a near-term solution for cleaner skies. In a recent boost to the green aviation fuel industry, Velocys secured $40 million in funding from a consortium of growth investors. The UK-based firm is a pioneer in SAF development by pushing its technology towards broader adoption and potentially revolutionizing air travel. Read More →
NEWS Feb 11, 2024 eVTOL Company Lilium Designates Orlando Airport as Center for Florida's Electric Aviation Industry German aerospace company Lilium is developing the Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can accommodate six passengers and one pilot. On February 8, Lilium announced the expansion of its existing operations in Florida by designating Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a hub for its operations in central Florida alongside another vertiport in Lake Nona. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Passengers Can Soon Commute By Air in These Four U.S. Cities Many companies aim to solve traffic congestion through urban air mobility, using electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOLs) aircraft to transport passengers and cargo across urban areas. One company that has become a leader in the space, Archer Aviation, announced a partnership with Atlantic Aviation to introduce electric aircraft operations in four major U.S. metropolitan areas on January 17. The deal involves expanding charging infrastructure and launching eVTOL routes in these regions. Read More →
STORIES Jan 14, 2024 This New Hydroelectric VTOL Aircraft Could Be the Future of Private Air Travel Swiss aviation startup Sirius Aviation AG has unveiled the groundbreaking Sirius Jet, the world's first hydrogen-powered VTOL aircraft, designed in collaboration with BMW's Designworks and Sauber Group. The aircraft, set to debut in 2025 with versions for private and commercial aviation, features zero emissions, impressive flight ranges, and speeds, marking a significant leap towards sustainable air travel. Read More →