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First zero-emission commercial jet designs showcased

Three different designs have been unveiled by Airbus for what it claims will be the ‘world’s first’ zero-emission commercial jet. With a range of up to 2,000 nautical miles, the planes named ZEROe, would be powered mainly with liquid hydrogen and could potentially carry up 200 passengers. Representing a different approach to achieving a flight…
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Electric guitar shaped efficient jet takes off

Electric guitar shaped efficient jet takes off: What if a V-shaped jet could take to the skies, that burns 20% less fuel than conventional aircraft and make commercial long-distance travel more sustainable? After the first test flight of the prototype ‘Flying V’ aircraft, named after Gibson’s famous electric guitar, that could soon happen. Developed at…
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Electric air taxi soon to carry passengers

Electric air taxi soon to carry passengers: Quick and sustainable connections between UK cities will soon be possible by an all-electric jet taxi, including a 30 minute-journey from Brighton to London. Bristol-based company Vertical Aerospace are claiming, which it says could travel with zero emissions from Canary Wharf to Heathrow Airport in under 20 minutes…
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Virgin Galactic jet flies sustainably at mach 3

Virgin Galactic jet flies sustainably at mach 3: The first images of Virgin Galactic‘s supersonic passenger jet, which will fly at speeds over three times the speed of sound using sustainable fuel. The jet is to use sustainable aviation fuel, will take off and land like any other passenger plane, will carry up to 19…
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Post Covid 19 overseas business trips to fall

Post Covid 19 overseas business trips to fall: In a post-coronavirus future the number of overseas business trips taken each year could fall by more than a third. That’s according to international non-profit, the Climate Group, which conducted a survey to assess the long-term impacts of COVID-19 with100 sustainability professionals. Only one in ten say…
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First commercial sized electric flight hits UK skies

First commercial sized electric flight hits UK skies: ZeroAvia a Silicon Valley startup has conducted what they claim is the ‘first-ever BATTERY electric-powered flight’ of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Tthe new version of the company’s powertrain flew its first flight from its base at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire. The six-seater plane…
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UK net zero aviation launches with Jet Zero Council

UK net zero aviation launches with Jet Zero Council: As airline companies fight to survive after lockdown and quarantine measures, plans have been unveiled by the Department for Transport (DfT) to make flights more environmentally friendly. Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, confirmed government support for a waste-to-jet-fuel-project developed by the sustainable fuels company…
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