TAP Air Portugal Makes First Flight Using Sustainable Fuel

TAP Air Portugal, Galp and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA have formalized a strategic alliance for the development, production and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), made from waste, recycled used oils and other sustainable raw materials. The first flight in Portugal powered by SAF was performed on the…

Electrifying Flight: Ampaire – Pioneering Electric Aviation

From canvas to composites, the airplane as we know it has been redefined throughout the history of flight. Yet, despite the Wright Flyer having long faded into obsolescence, the principles of flight remain. Those principles - control, lift and propulsion - comprise a three-legged stool on which all aircraft must…

ATR Announces Next Generation EVO Aircraft

French regional aircraft manufacturer ATR announced on Wednesday its plans for the development of a next-generation version of their best-selling turboprop aircraft. Through the addition of hybrid technology, the aircraft looks to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel and is scheduled to enter service in 2030. The aircraft manufacturer is committed…

Ryanair Looks to Future with SAF, But Still Faces Internal…

Ryanair recently announced a partnership with the Dutch division of Neste — a Finnish oil and biodiesel refining, transportation and sales company based in Espoo, Finland. The company is currently the world's leading supplier of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Neste currently produces 100,000 tons of SAF and production will increase…

President Biden Renews Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden made remarks supporting a renewed push for tax credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which is an integral piece for reducing carbon emissions from air travel — an industry known for its high CO2 output.  The tax credits were first introduced last year as…

Toulouse Aviation Summit Calls on All Countries to Decarbonize Aviation…

The so-called "Toulouse Declaration" promoted by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Feb. 4 was the first initiative between the public and private aviation sectors to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This agreement involved many European airports and airport associations agreeing on the need…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…

Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted…

Delta Expands Order For Airbus A321neo

This summer’s holiday travel season was drastically different from last year’s, which took place at a height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Passengers this summer have been eager to return to leisure travel, which has caused a substantial influx in travel demand. As a result, the major airlines have been faced…