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Richard Branson is determined to make it happen. <div class="node-body blog-body">Virgin Group’s Sir Richard Branson added some star appeal in more ways than one at an aviation summit in Washington DC last week, where he shared insights on his quest to personally fly into space and to make that viable for the traveling public.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Technology ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:27:00 +0000 121351 at Thai signs for fuel efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Thai Airways International has signed up for Airbus’s Smarter Fuel Efficiency (SFE) system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Eco-Aviation Daily News Manufacturers Technology Airbus fuel IBM SFE Thai Airways Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:42:00 +0000 119231 at Research program shows viability of open-rotor powered narrowbodies <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus has determined that an open-rotor-powered A320-class airliner is technically feasible. The next steps are to prove the concept is economically viable, then to demonstrate the propulsion system in flight, which is planned under Europe’s Clean Sky 2 public-private research program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Daily News Manufacturers Technology A320 A340 Airbus ATW Plus Clean Sky open-rotor engine Rolls-Royce Snecma Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:15:00 +0000 119101 at Airbus A350 XWB completes cold weather tests <div class="node-body article-body">The Airbus A350 XWB has completed cold weather trials at Iqaluit, Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Daily News Manufacturers Technology A350 Airbus ATW Plus Qatar Airways Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:19:00 +0000 113201 at FAA chief: Production scale is still the biofuels challenge <div class="node-body article-body">Commercialization remains the biggest challenge to achieving the FAA's target of 1 billion gallons of renewable aviation fuel use by 2018, says administrator Michael Huerta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Daily News Technology ATW Plus biofuels CAAFI Cleen FAA Michael Huerta Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:16:00 +0000 113251 at Airbus partners with Malaysia to study biofuel source production <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus has taken another step towards developing sustainable fuel sources that minimize atmosphere-warming emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Daily News Manufacturers Technology Airbus AMIC ATW Plus bio-mass BioTech Corp. Cirad feedstock MIGHT Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:00 +0000 113071 at Boeing sees biofuel breakthrough in green diesel <div class="node-body article-body">A biofuel supply sufficient to meet up to 1% of aviation’s fuel needs could be available “instantly,” and at a price competitive with petroleum jet fuel, if green diesel is approved for use in aircraft, according to Boeing. The company is working with partners to gain approval by the end of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Eco-Aviation Engines Daily News Technology ATW Plus biofuel Boeing Diamond Green Diesel Dynamic Fuels Honeywell UOP Neste Oil Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:43:00 +0000 111501 at Airbus A340 completes ash cloud trial <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus, Dusseldorf University, easyJet and sensing technologies specialist Nicarnica Aviation have flown an Airbus A340 toward an artificial ash cloud to test their AVOID sensor concept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Manufacturers Technology Airbus ash cloud ATW Plus AVOID Charles Champion Dusseldorf University EasyJet Eyjafjallajokull Fred Prata Ian Davies Institute of Earth Sciences Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson Nicarnica Aviation Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:27:00 +0000 106041 at Inmarsat: GX program ‘on track for introduction in 2015’ <div class="node-body article-body">Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has announced the first of its Global Xpress satellites—designated Inmarsat-5 F1—has traveled from California to the launch site in Kazakhstan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IFE Daily News Technology Antonov AN-124 ATW Plus Baikonur Cosmodrome Boeing El Segundo Global Xpress GX Aviation inflight connectivity Inmarsat Inmarsat-5 F1 International Launch Services Los Angeles International Airport Miranda Mills Proton Breeze M launch vehicle Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:09:00 +0000 105661 at Inmarsat-5 F1 in the nadir lift in Boeing's El Segundo factory. Courtesy, Inmarsat Who will manage those assets? <div class="field-deck"> The traditional MRO business model is being challenged on many fronts; innovation and flexibility are the keys to success. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Competitive flying in turbulent markets prompts airlines to shift costs from fixed to variable. One way to do that is to outsource not just the repair of, but the ownership and management of expensive assets, from rotable components to engines and even aircraft, sometimes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRO Technology ATW Plus Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:42:00 +0000 103501 at