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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 »

Denver International Airport

Denver Airport Plans Air Quality Improvements

Denver International Airport expects to prevent more than 92 tons of carbon monoxide emissions from entering the air thanks to a $442,500 grant by the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant, intended to reduce emissions and improve air quality at the airport, is administered through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission … Read more »

Dreamliner 787 Delayed As Investigation Continues

Boeing has informed airlines that further deliveries of its fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner could be delayed, just days after Qantas’s chief Alan Joyce threw his support behind the troubled aircraft. Meanwhile, regulators are continuing to investigate overheating batteries that prompted the model’s grounding.  The Dreamliner, of which 50 have been delivered … Read more »

US Grounds Fuel-Efficient Boeing Dreamliner

Battery-related fire risk has grounded Boeing’s fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner planes in a number of countries, with governments in the US, Japan, India and Europe all prohibiting flights using the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday issued an order to US airlines to stop flying the lightweight passenger jets until … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Earthjustice Fracking Suit, Prestige Trial Opens, Canadian Protectionism

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the state of California on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Environmental Working Group and the Sierra Club in an effort to stop hydraulic fracturing. The suit accuses the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources of failing to … Read more »

Boeing, American Airlines’ Protoype Plane Finds 2% Potential Fuel Savings

Fuel-efficient technologies tested on Boeing and American Airlines’ ecoDemonstrator airplane can cut fuel consumption by 2 percent, Boeing has told Environmental Leader. Technologies on the ecoDemonstrator include fuel-saving flight trajectory methods and a regenerative fuel cell that uses surplus energy — produced when the plane is cruising, for example — … Read more »

Safety Board Probes Boeing Dreamliner Engine Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine failure that occurred on a high fuel-efficiency Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a taxi test last weekend in Charleston, S.C., Industry Week reported. Boeing and General Electric, the engine manufacturer, notified the NTSB that a Boeing 787 experienced an engine failure during … Read more »