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Shell backs SkyNRG’s first sustainable aviation fuel production plant 
Fuel distributor Shell Aviation will support development of Europe’s first dedicated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant, planned to be built in the Netherlands by SAF supply-chain developer SkyNRG.
Rolls-Royce to lead development of hybrid-electric demonstrator 
Rolls-Royce will lead development of a hybrid-electric flight demonstrator with funding from the German state of Brandenburg. The distributed-propulsion testbed will be based on the i-5 aircraft designed by APUS, an aviation engineering company based in Strausberg.
Ampaire, Ikhana study modifying Twin Otter to hybrid-electric for NASA 
Electric aircraft developer Ampaire is studying the feasibility of modifying the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter to hybrid-electric propulsion under a NASA contract.
New alliance to test overland corridor for civil SST development 
A new alliance of government, aerospace and manufacturing organizations is promoting creation of a commercially operated civilian supersonic corridor to allow developers of supersonic transports to flight-test their aircraft over land.
Velocys to produce negative-emissions fuels with carbon capture 
Sustainable energy company Velocys said it will be able to produce “negative-emissions” fuels, after striking a deal to capture and store the carbon dioxide that will be generated by the biomass-to-fuel plant it is planning to build in Mississippi.
SkyNRG program enables corporations to invest in sustainable fuels 
Biofuel supplier SkyNRG has introduced a program enabling corporations to reduce emissions from their business air travel by contributing to development of a production facility for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be built in the Netherlands.
KLM displays ultra-efficient long-haul concept at 100th anniversary 
With backing from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a scale flying model of an unconventional fuel-efficient long-haul airliner concept has made its debut at the airline’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
Tecnam delivers first P2012 Travellers to Cape Air 
Italian manufacturer Tecnam has delivered the first two of up to 100 nine-passenger P2012 Travellers to US regional carrier Cape Air.
UK launches project to electrify Islander for short-hop routes 
A project to convert the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander to hybrid-electric propulsion for short-haul flights has kicked off in the UK. Project Fresson is led by Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), which plans to obtain and market a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the conversion.
Rolls completes acquisition of Siemens eAircraft unit 
Rolls-Royce has completed the acquisition of the electric aircraft propulsion activities of German industrial giant Siemens. The UK engine manufacturer says the purchase of the former Siemens eAircraft unit will boost its strategy to champion the electrification of aircraft.
German startup to develop 10-seat electric regional aircraft 
A startup formed by two German aviation companies has revealed plans to develop a 10-seat electric aircraft for short-haul regional flying.
Nordic airlines, operators partner to accelerate electric aviation 
Nordic airlines and airport operators have come together to accelerate the introduction of electric aviation in the region.
Cape Air CEO outlines plans for new nine-seat Traveller 
Cape Air has an MOU with Eviation in developing its Alice all-electric regional airliner and will begin service with the new aircraft by the end of the year.
Research projects focus on sustainable fuel, electric aircraft 
European partnerships and initiatives are the focus of ATW’s first Sustainability Spotlight column, featuring projects aimed at making aviation even greener.
Mitsubishi Aircraft to open SpaceJet office in Montreal 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. plans to establish a footprint in the Montreal area, with the goal of creating 100 jobs in the first year focused on certification and entry into service of the SpaceJet family of regional jets.
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Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More
Oct 30, 2019

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX crashes today and yesterday, these hearings were necessary, and the questions posed by lawmakers were fair if often tough....More

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