AIN Air Transport Perspective » October 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 - 2:30pm
Rolls- Royce V2500 engine

All appears forgiven between Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney now that the two engine manufacturers prepare to collaborate on the next generation of turbofans for midsize airliners ranging in size from 120 to 230 seats.

October 17, 2011 - 2:25pm
Euro ATM

Most European states have fallen behind in their legislated commitments to improve the operational, financial and environmental efficiency of the continent’s air traffic management system, according to the latest independent Performance Review Body (PRB) report and draft recommendations from the European Commission.

October 17, 2011 - 2:20pm
FAA deputy administrator Michael Huerta

The U.S. FAA has asked the committee advising it on implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) to outline more specifically the steps needed to begin ATC modernization.

October 17, 2011 - 2:15pm
Richard Branson

Virgin Atlantic last Wednesday announced plans to become the first airline to use a new low-carbon aviation biofuel that leaves just half the carbon footprint of the standard fossil fuel alternative. New Zealand’s LanzaTech plans to produce the new fuel using a process that captures waste gases from industrial steel production, ferments it and chemically converts it for use as a jet fuel, using technology  developed by Swedish Biofuels.

 

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