Archive For The “Environment” Category

A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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Emirates Supports Wildlife with New A380 Liveries

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Emirates Supports Wildlife with New A380 Liveries






Emirates Airlines has developed special liveries for two of its A380 aircraft in support of the Kingdom for Wildlife. This is aimed at raising awareness of the illegal trade in wild species and to communicate the need for urgent action.   Related posts: Wither the A380? Premium #181 – The New World Order of Airlines…

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Palm Oil to Fuel Indonesian Aircraft

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The US and Indonesia have agreed to jointly study aviation fuel made with palm oil.  Starting in 2018, all airlines operating in Indonesia will be required to use biofuel for their aircraft to help reduce air pollution. The Indonesian government has examined production of aviation biofuel from either palm oil or water hyacinths as raw…

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The C Series – Before and After Paris

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The C Series – Before and After Paris






AirInsight conducted a short survey among industry executives to get their impressions of the Bombardier C Series after it’s recent debut at the Paris Air Show. Because this was the only new aircraft exhibited at the show, it was the obvious choice as a survey topic.   The results have been most interesting. Related posts: PAS…

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Wind map

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Wind map






This image comes from this site. We captured today’s map because of the storm system over New Orleans.  We find this map fascinating because it shows how the wind patterns nationwide are impacted by the storm. This is clearly a map worth checking every day to better understand what is happening around the US. Related…

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Airbus and Air Canada make “Perfect Flight”

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Today Airbus and Air Canada are performing North America’s first “Perfect Flight” over international borders. The goal is to cut CO2 emissions by more than 40% compared to a regular flight. The commercial flight on an A319 flying from Toronto to Mexico City (AC991) combines the use of a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft, powered by sustainable…

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