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Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

London’s Heathrow airport has launched a sustainability strategy that, among other targets, includes using 100 percent renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050.

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

Advances in biofuel infrastructure and ground-based operations can help the aviation industry comply with strict emissions limits and save money on fuel, according to two new studies.

Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions to 0.2 billion tons (GT) in 2050 — half the 2005 figure — as opposed to the 2.1 GT projected by current growth rates, according to Lux Research. Biojet fuel innovations, led globally by Honeywell … Read more »

KLM

AkzoNobel Coating Improves KLM Aircraft’s Efficiency

An AkzoNobel coating, used on KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, offers potential weight reduction, which helps lower fuel costs, and uses less paint, which means the aircraft can fly more efficiently than comparable aircraft. KLM chose AkzoNobel to supply its aerospace coating to the aircraft. The basecoat/clearcoat system also produces … Read more »

airplane

Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

NASA ERA project

NASA Technologies Could Save Airlines Billions, Cut Pollution 75%

Donald Trump’s plane violating UK carbon emissions rules may have snagged the bulk of the aviation-emissions headlines last week, but an announcement by NASA may prove to be even bigger than the presidential hopeful’s ego. NASA says US airlines could save more than $250 billion, cut airline fuel in half … Read more »

Alaska Airlines biofuel

Partnership to Reduce Aviation Emissions Takes Off at Sea-Tac

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to reduce aviation emissions by powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first US airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviation biofuel into its infrastructure. The partnering … Read more »

New Recycling Center Keeps Scrap Carbon Fiber out of Landfills

A new recycling center that will help meet the demand for carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics has broken ground in Port Angeles, Washington. Port Angeles officials say the Composite Recycling Technology Center will initially focus on making products from uncured prepregs, Plastics News reports. Jennifer States, director of business development for the Port … Read more »

Boeing Biofuel ‘Roadmap’ to 2020 Olympics Takes Flight

Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels — a consortium of 46 organizations including Boeing, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan’s … Read more »

Boeing Procedures Help Alaska Airline Improve Efficiency, Cut Fuel Consumption

Boeing Procedures Help Alaska Airline Improve Efficiency, Cut Fuel Consumption

Alaska Airlines says it is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric ton, every time one of its planes land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new, operations-enhancing Federal Aviation Administration procedures designed by Boeing. … Read more »

Boeing ecoDemonstrator

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Expands Environmental Technologies Testing

Boeing has announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing, including the first flight with US-made “green diesel” and two new environment-related technologies. Among more than 15 technologies on the 757, Boeing has begun testing solar and thermal energy harvesting to power electronic windows, as a way to reduce wiring, … Read more »

Mercedes Fuel Duel

Green Fleet Roundup: Joule, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, Toyota, Mazda, Penske

Joule’s ethanol fuel has been confirmed by third-party tests to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4806 and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) EN 15376. Joule will use the results to obtain the government approvals needed for commercialization of its ethanol fuel. The tests were initiated … Read more »