Environment

News about environmental issues relating to aircraft operations, including noise issues, emissisions, and regulations. See Fuel for biofuel.

Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo, California
Aug 13, 2020 - 11:44 AM
Phillips 66 is planning to fully convert its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California from crude oil processing to renewable fuels.
Xo aircraft with booking app
Aug 12, 2020 - 11:52 AM
The private lift provider has introduced a carbon-offset option for its customers.
Aug 11, 2020 - 9:29 AM
The FAA has extended the rule requiring pilots operating civil helicopters under VFR to use the New York North Shore helicopter route to Aug. 5, 2022.
MagniX eCaravan
Aug 10, 2020 - 8:39 AM
Electric propulsion specialist MagniX is stepping up flight testing of electric versions of the Cessna Caravan and DHC-2 Beaver.
Spire Aviation
Aug 3, 2020 - 11:50 AM
Data gathered from Spire's satellites showed a 43 percent reduction in flights, resulting in a cut in carbon dioxide emissions of just over 70 percent.
ZeroAvia Piper M-Class
Jul 23, 2020 - 12:18 PM
ZeroAviation is flight testing a hydrogen-powered six-seat aircraft, but says that by 2040 the technology could carry 200 people more than 3,000 nm.
EmbraerX eVTOL
Jul 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM
EmbraerX is stepping up development of a four-seat, all-electric eVTOL, while also preparing a concept of operations for urban air traffic management.
Air bp refueler
Jul 22, 2020 - 7:00 AM
While air traffic levels have plummeted during the Covid pandemic, Air bp still sees a strong case for the continued adoption of SAF.
SAF tanker at airport
Jul 21, 2020 - 5:57 PM
A soon-to-be-published report will examine why the UK has no SAF industry and what can be done to launch one.
Airbus concept aircraft (Photo: Airbus)
Jul 21, 2020 - 4:59 PM
While FIA Connect panelists agreed a mix of approaches will be necessary to achieve zero emissions, Airbus is eying hydrogen for its airliner ambitions.