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How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

How Manufacturers Can Maximize Environmental Sustainability

Private corporations can — and should — take the lead in helping the US achieve its emissions reductions goals under the Paris climate agreement, writes Tensie Whelan, director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business, in a Fortune column. Companies produce the vast majority of … 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 »

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 »

Airbus A320

First-Ever Aluminum Fan Blade for Jet Engines

Alcoa will supply parts for Pratt & Whitney’s jet engines, including the forging for the first-ever aluminum fan blade for jet engines, under a 10-year, $1.1 billion deal. The aluminum fan blade will make the engine lighter, as well as more fuel and cost efficient, Alcoa says. The forging was … Read more »

Pratt & Whitney Commits to Zero Waste by 2025

Pratt & Whitney says it will have zero waste — 100 percent recycled — in its factories and reduce its greenhouse gases and water consumption 80 percent, compared to 2000 levels, by 2025. The aircraft engines manufacturer, a United Technologies company, yesterday launched its global sustainability goals for 2025 — Pratt … Read more »

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Paris Air Show: Boeing, Airbus Debut Fuel-Efficient Jets

The 2013 Paris Air Show opened this week with a flurry of announcements from Boeing and Airbus about their fuel-efficient planes, the Airbus A350 and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, the first commercial jets to be made with lightweight carbon composites. Boeing yesterday launched the 787-10 Dreamliner (pictured) and said it has … Read more »