Research shows pent-up demand for air travel, with passengers embracing mobile and touchless technologies

Source: SITA Passengers embrace IT for convenient and seamless air travel, as the air transport industry continues to digitalize the journey’s steps SITA’s 2022 Passenger IT Insights research, published today, highlights pent-up demand for both business and leisure travel emerging from the pandemic, with passengers further embracing mobile and touchless technologies to make the journey as convenient and seamless as possible. The survey reveals an increase in passenger use of mobile devices for booking, on board the airplane, and for bag collection in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2020, while automated gates saw increases in adoption for identity control, boarding, and border control. The results clearly reflect the accelerated digitalization of air travel since the outbreak of the pandemic and passengers’ willingness [...]

2022-07-01T15:52:35+03:00July 1st, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Complete 100% SAF Flight Testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 Aircraft

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney and Embraer have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engines and the E-Jets E2 family can fly on both engines with blends of up to 100% SAF without any compromise to safety or performance. The aircraft completed two days of ground tests at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, culminating in a 70-minute flight test at Vero Beach Regional Airport in Florida. "The E2 is already the most efficient single aisle aircraft flying today, saving up to 25% CO2 emissions compared to previous generation aircraft. This reduction in emissions can be increased up to an impressive 85% with [...]

2022-06-30T15:46:04+03:00June 30th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Victor and Neste announce industry-leading partnership, reducing private jet charter emissions by up to 80% by replacing fossil fuel with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Neste Today, Neste and Fly Victor, the on-demand private jet company, announce a partnership which sets a new sustainability benchmark in business aviation. Starting today, Victor members can purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) for every private jet booking globally. This enables private jet charterers to reduce the carbon footprint of their private air travel in a credible and measurable way. Victor’s private and corporate members can reduce the carbon emissions of their air travel, meet the climate targets they have set, and credibly report on their CO2e emission reductions. Corporates signed up for Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) who are genuinely committed to reducing their Scope 3 emissions, and specifically emissions from their jet charter flights, can currently [...]

2022-06-29T17:56:17+03:00June 29th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Neste appoints Chris Cooper President of Neste US

Source: Neste Corporation Chris Cooper has been appointed President of Neste US as of 1 July 2022. In his role, he is responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets, and he acts as Neste’s primary representative for the external community in the US. At the moment, Chris is holding the position of Vice President Americas of Neste Renewable Aviation. “The US presents important opportunities for our growth strategy in sales and trading, renewable feedstock supply and production, and we want to further strengthen our position in the country. I am very happy to appoint Chris to lead the fast growing US organisation and to further accelerate our renewables’ growth strategy execution in the [...]

2022-06-28T17:45:50+03:00June 28th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Electric flying in the Netherlands feasible by 2026; Study that used flight schedule between Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao shows

Source: NACO The study used the flight schedule between Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as an example to make the impact of the introduction of electric flying quantifiable, in terms of infrastructure, energy demand and costs It is feasible to electrify small-scale aviation in the Netherlands on short distances. The first nine-passenger electric aircraft could be certified and available on the short-haul market by 2026, bringing more sustainable aviation an important step further. This is the outcome of a study by NACO/Royal HaskoningDHV and Royal NLR commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The study was recently presented to the House of Representatives. Roadmap to more sustainable flying If policy remains unchanged, the share of global CO2 emissions from aviation could increase [...]

2022-06-27T11:16:52+03:00June 27th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Source: Airbus Airbus and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide. The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from production to airport storage, including the integration of refuelling into normal ground handling operations. Both companies will define and launch pilot projects at several airports from early 2023 onwards. In addition, Airbus and Linde will analyse the potential of Power-to-Liquid fuels - a type of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from the synthetically produced liquid hydrocarbon through the conversion of renewable electricity. "We are advancing well with hydrogen [...]

2022-06-24T13:05:57+03:00June 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

H55 first company to receive design and production organization certification for electric propulsion systems, a highly critical milestone in certifying the full electric propulsion system

Source: H55 H55 has been awarded its design organization approval (DOA) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) This follows the granting of the company's production organization approval (POA) by the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation in January of this year With the DOA and POA secured, the company is well-positioned to receive its type certificate for its 100kW electric propulsion system (EPS) targeted for CS23 aircrafts, foreseen for the end of 2023. Following the announcement whereby H55 was selected by Pratt and Whitney Canada for a major project in hybrid electric aviation, the company is advancing well with its technological development road map and is once again proving itself as a key enabler in electric aviation. Obtaining [...]

2022-06-23T16:41:19+03:00June 23rd, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada Successfully Conducts 100% SAF Flight Test with PW127M Engines Powering Braathens’ ATR Aircraft

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today the successful flight test of dual PW127M engines with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Braathen Regional Airlines' ATR 72-600 aircraft. Both PW127M engines were fueled exclusively with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel and flew for two hours total, Malmo to Bromma Airport and return. This was a collaborative effort involving the airline, ATR, and Pratt & Whitney Canada. "We are extremely pleased with the successful testing of our PW127M engines on 100% SAF," said Timothy Swail, vice president, Regional Aviation and APU Product Marketing and Sales for Pratt & Whitney Canada. "We have worked closely with ATR and Braathens leading up [...]

2022-06-22T16:39:27+03:00June 22nd, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

VTT and Neste agreed on building an integrated Power-to-Liquids (e-fuels) demonstration facility at VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre for CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

Fuente: Neste Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. The end product is a transportation fuel suited for aircraft, ships as well as heavy and light road vehicles. Development of high temperature electrolysis, CO2 capture, and hydrocarbon synthesis technologies have been completed in Business Finland funded Veturi E-fuel research project and the integrated technology is now ready for implementation. VTT and Neste have agreed to build a technology demonstration facility at VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre, Espoo. The work has started by first modifications to the research infrastructure at VTT Bioruukki. During 2022 and [...]

2022-06-22T16:47:44+03:00June 22nd, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW127XT-S Engine Selected to Power D328eco™ Regional Turboprop

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, and Deutsche Aircraft, announced today that the PW127XT-S engine has been selected to power the D328eco™ regional turboprop. The engine will be another model in the XT series which sets a new benchmark in regional aviation, delivering a significant improvement in operating costs and sustainability. The PW127XT-S will be developed according to the D328eco timeline. “We have worked closely with the D328eco team over a number of years to develop the best engine option for the aircraft,” said Maria Della Posta, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The PW127XT-S provides airlines 40% more time on wing, a 20% reduction in maintenance costs with only two scheduled [...]

2022-06-17T17:58:34+03:00June 17th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|