Category: News

  • Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

    Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communications and advocacy. Today’s announcement marks […]

  • Pipistrels Velis Electro: One year since type certification

    Pipistrel, the aircraft manufacturer from Slovenia, celebrates the first anniversary of the type certification of its battery-powered two seater, the Velis Electro. After EASA granted the type-certificate on June 10th 2020, the Velis Electro remains the only type-certified electrically powered airplane in the world. Big beneficiaries of this ground-breaking technology are the neighbouring communities. The […]

  • Airbus Helicopters calls all industry stakeholders to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

    Airbus Helicopters is bringing the industry together to drive the deployment of biofuels, through the creation of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) User Group dedicated to the rotary-wing community. As a pioneer in the civil turbine rotorcraft market, the company is calling all major stakeholders to join the initiative, which aims at reducing aviation’s impact […]

  • First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

    A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching […]

  • Integral E and ERA by Aura Aero

    The french aircraft manufacturing company Aura Aero, founded in 2018, is currently working on its first light sports aircraft “Integral R”, and gearing up production space at their headquarters in Toulouse, France. The two seaters’ main utilization will be aerobatics and flight training. While Integral R is powered by a conventional combustion engine, the proven […]

  • Synhelion and Wood partner to accelerate market entry of solar fuels

    Swiss solar fuel pioneer Synhelion has entered into a partnership with Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment to rapidly bring solar-based synthetic fuels to market. The two companies are drawing on their strengths – Synhelion’s innovative solar technology and Wood’s industrially established chemical process technology for syngas […]

  • Avfuel supplies SAF to Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK)

    In an effort to expand the reach of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) throughout the industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, Avfuel Corporation and Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK)—an Avfuel-branded fuel provider—have partnered to provide a consistent supply of the fuel to the Truckee aviation community. KTRK is the first general aviation airport […]

  • New 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800 from BYE Aerospace

    Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800™, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility. “The eFlyer 800 is the first all-electric propulsion technology airplane that achieves twin-turboprop performance and safety with no CO2 and extremely low […]

  • Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

    Neste and NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today that supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. The first gallons have been safely picked up and delivered to the nearby Monterey Regional Airport.  Due to the strategic location of the Selby Terminal, […]