Category Archives: Environment

NASA ASTAR software to enhance efficiency

NASA researchers have launched flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities … More ››

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FRAMaK makes significant savings on routes

The network of cross-border routes available as a flight plan option has expanded considerably, creating a large-scale free route airspace over Belgium, most of Germany, … More ››

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Chinese eye Honeywell, Safran electric taxi

Honeywell and Safran have teamed with China Aviation Energy & Emission Solutions to evaluate the benefits of the partners’ EGTS electric taxiing solution for Chinese … More ››

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NATS unveils real-time flight efficiency tool

Air traffic controllers are now able to analyse the environmental efficiency of flights in near real-time, thanks to a new tool developed by NATS. The … More ››

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Oslo becomes first bio-jet fuel hub

Avinor’s Oslo Airport will become the world’s first hub to receive regular deliveries of bio-fuel. It’s also the first time that sustainable bio jet fuel … More ››

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B737 TaxiBot cleared by European safety chiefs

The Boeing 737 has now been officially certified for TaxiBot dispatch towing by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Supplement Type Certificate (STC) which … More ››

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Air France to evaluate Taxibot taxiing system

Air France has signed a deal to evaluate the new Taxibot system developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and TLD Group. The TaxiBot, a semi-robotic, … More ››

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Nav Canada completes transatlantic flight trials

An efficiency initiative led by NAV CANADA has successfully demonstrated the viability and safety of aircraft varying speeds (Mach) and altitudes while transiting the unsurveilled … More ››

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airBaltic completes green AMBER project

Latvian airline airBaltic together with its consortium partners Airbus ProSky and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme have completed the AMBER project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to … More ››

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Trouble Ahead

Europe’s air traffic management network must develop better resilience to climate risks just as with other crisis situations such as volcanic eruptions, cyber attacks or … More ››

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