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Sustainable Biofuels in Aviation

August 28, 2012 by  
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>With greenhouse gases and climate change continuing to be in the spotlight, over the past decade aircraft manufacturers have made a number of improvements in aerodynamics and the development of lighter construction materials…

ADS-B Satellite Tracking Of Aircraft Approved

December 8, 2008 by  
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Few people would argue that flying poses possible risks that make it a somewhat dangerous occupation – even if most aircraft manage to make it back to the ground in safety. Inclement weather and the possibility of mid-air collisions are just two of the risks that aircraft face on a daily basis. Now it seems all that is about to change with the FAA approving satellite tracking of aircraft.

Boeing Gets another Environmental Certification

November 26, 2008 by  
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Boeing has already made numerous public statements relating to its goals of becoming a more environmentally-friendly company and now it seems the company is putting its money where its mouth is. Boeing is working hard to ensure that all its major manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 certified by the end of 2008.

Pratt & Whitney Team With Airbus For Turbofan Testing

October 22, 2008 by  
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Airbus has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to conduct a series of flight tests designed to evaluate the PW1000G technology demonstrator engine. The engine features Pratt & Whitney’s patented Geared Turbofan (GTF). This is one of a number of tests that will be conducted by Airbus along with various major engine manufacturers.

Boeing Completes Successful Flight Powered By Fuel Cells

July 28, 2008 by  
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It seems that every airplane company is clambering for the next ‘green’ quick-fix but Boeing is looking far into the future and trying to develop sustainable technology that is environmentally friendly too. A recent announcement by the company revealed that they had become the first company in aviation history to see an manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells take to the sky successfully.

Supersonic Jet Market Booming

June 10, 2008 by  
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They may be well beyond the scope of the average businessman, but supersonic business jets are fast becoming hot property. With the ever-increasing demand for fast business jets, the market for small supersonic jets has exploded. Most of the major aircraft companies are gearing up for the demand by developing their own range of small super-fast jets and, despite massive price tags, it would seem consumers are lining up to purchase them.

Monitoring Of Aircraft Wiring To Be Improved

June 4, 2008 by  
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Ensuring safety in flight has always been a full-time job and a lot of avionics systems have been dedicated to the monitoring of navigation, communication and other essential flight systems. Unfortunately aircraft wiring can usually only be checked on the ground, which means pilots get little warning if something goes wrong with their wiring during a flight.

Dassault Falcon 900LX for Business Travel

May 26, 2008 by  
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Dassault Falcon, a division of leading aerospace company Dassault Aviation, has announced the introduction of the Falcon 900LX into the range of highly efficient Falcon business jets. The Falcon 900LX has been designed to meet the growing demand for fuel-efficient, economical and environmentally responsible business air travel.

New X2 Technology Progressing Well

May 23, 2008 by  
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Helicopters usually fall into two categories: good hover efficiency and low speed, or low hover efficiency and good speed. Up until now manufacturers and pilots have always had to choose between speed and hover performance when considering an aircraft that is capable of vertical flight. In addition to this, some of the larger, faster aircraft – such as Harriers, are very large and are built to carry a lot of weight so operational costs of such an aircraft are sky high.

Bombardier Q400 Minimizes its Impact

April 28, 2008 by  
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With increasing pressure on companies to take responsibility for their carbon footprint, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, along with Horizon Air, chose Earth Day on 22 April 2008 to reiterate the features and benefits of the popular Q400 turboprop – an airplane that is proving to be a top performer in its class, particularly with regard to its significantly reduced impact on the environment.

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