Trend: Electrification & Sustainability

GE Teams with NASA on Hybrid-electric Passport Engine – AIN, June 20

GE Aerospace is working with NASA to modify the company’s Passport 20 engine with hybrid-electric components to test under the NASA Hybrid thermally Efficient Core project that aims to reduce […]

MagniX Enters Energy Storage Race with Samson Batteries – AIN, June 25

MagniX, a U.S. electric propulsion systems developer, revealed plans to produce the new lithium-ion Samson range of batteries for aviation applications, AIN reported. The new batteries are expected to deliver […]

Airbus Study: Fleet Upgrades Motivated by Sustainability, SAF – AIN, June 25

An Airbus business unit commissioned a study that found 79 percent of senior U.S. business executives from companies that lease or own private jets see sustainability and sustainable fuels as […]

World’s first in-flight study of commercial aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel show significant non-CO2 emission reductions

Airbus – Berlin, 6 June 2024 – Results from the world’s first in-flight study of the impact of using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial […]

Harbour Air Plans to Electrify Fleet with MagniX Engines – AIN, April 26

Harbour Air signed a letter of intent to purchase 50 Magni650 electric engines from MagniX to convert its de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft to electric propulsion and the engine completed […]

ZeroAvia Offers Hydrogen-Electric Component Manufacturing – AIN, April 26

ZeroAvia said it is offering to produce hydrogen-electric propulsion systems components for other companies looking to decarbonize the aviation industry, AIN reported. During the company’s April 24 opening event for […]

Lilium To Reveal Full-scale eVTOL at EBACE – AIN, April 30

Germany’s Lilium is set to reveal its first full-scale mockup of a four to six-passenger eVTOL at the 2024 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2024) conference in late May, […]

Navy Awards Contract to Electra To Explore Using eSTOL Aircraft For Logistics – April 24

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded, Inc. a contract to study how it might use the company’s hybrid-electric electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for logistics in a […]

UK’s Cranfield Wins Major Hydrogen Investment Boost – March 26

Cranfield University, a leading British aerospace research center, plans to establish the first UK airport-based large-scale hydrogen research hub, Aviation Week reported. This follows an $87 million funding win from […]

Engine Makers Explore Several Paths to Decarbonization – Feb. 18, AIN

The big three turbofan makers, CFM International, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are heavily investing in multistage work to decarbonize air transport, AIN reported. These manufacturers are starting with standardizing […]