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A United Boeing 737 rotating out of Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)

United Airlines Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Carbon Reduction Alliance

Over the years, United Airlines has made significant efforts in decarbonizing the airline industry. In 2015, the carrier invested $30 million into Fulcrum BioEnergy, an alternative fuels developer in the United States, which converts municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The investment was the single largest of any airline in the industry at the time and demonstrated United's commitment to advancing the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Now, United has made another leap in lessening its carbon footprint…

Lufthansa Cargo Launches Regular Carbon Neutral Flight

Lufthansa Cargo, the cargo arm of German flag carrier Lufthansa, and DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have announced the launch of the first regular carbon-neutral cargo flight. The announcement follows the first carbon-neutral freighter flights operated by the two companies in November 2020. The carbon-neutral cargo…

KLM Operates World’s First Flight Using Synthetic Kerosene

KLM has announced that it has operated the world's first passenger flight using sustainable synthetic kerosene. The flight operated between Amsterdam Schiphol and Madrid Barajas airports and used 500 liters of synthetic kerosene. The news was announced at the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague.…

Boeing Commits To Enabling Jets To Fly On 100% Sustainable…

U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a very challenging and important target that it is setting for itself. By the end of this decade, the company wants to make sure that all the aircraft being manufactured at its facilities will be able to fly using 100% sustainable fuels. Boeing has…

Lufthansa Begins Collaboration to Develop Fuel From Sunlight

The Lufthansa Group has initiated a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Institute’s spin-offs, Climeworks and Synhelion, to develop cost-effective carbon-neutral fuels which are entirely compatible with the current global fuel infrastructure, according to a press release. The partnership, featuring Lufthansa Group subsidiaries…

Airline Lobbying Group Praises New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

Aviation has long been the target of climate advocates who say that the industry, which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change fears, has not taken enough precedent to reduce emissions and fight the climate crisis.  Now, it will be easier for airlines to cut their emissions…

EgyptAir Flies Newest Dreamliner Home Using Biofuel, Sets Distance Record

EgyptAir took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earlier this week, the fifth of six next-generation Boeing aircraft destined for its fleet. While EgyptAir has been taking deliveries since the beginning of 2019, this delivery flight had a twist in that it was fueled with sustainable aviation flew, making…