Gatwick first in the world to trail autonomous shuttle bus for airside staff

Gatwick first in the world to trail autonomous shuttle bus for airside staff

Gatwick has said the trial could be first step toward widespread use of autonomous vehicles on airfields across the world and could reduce vehicle numbers, emissions and costs. The trial will be run in partnership with Oxbotica – a company that develops...
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Avoiding flu while you fly

Avoiding flu while you fly

New research from the US appears to contradict the view that aircraft are hotbeds for the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza – but where you sit can be important. The study suggests the best way to avoid the...
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Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

The Boeing Company has teamed with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and U.S. energy firm SKYNRG, to identify biofuel feed stocks in Africa. Africa...
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Embraer E190-E2 Certified, Widerøe To Fly In April

Embraer E190-E2 Certified, Widerøe To Fly In April

  Embraer has received type certification for the E190-E2 twin-engined jet from Brazilian, US and European aviation regulators, paving the way for first delivery and entry into service. Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe will be the first airline to take...
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Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim  for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. On the present uptake trajectory it is anticipated...
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Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges in order to secure the industry’s future. “Having the infrastructure to grow is vital to our industry’s fut...
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Can Alternative Fuels Help Aviators Prevent Global Warming?

Can Alternative Fuels Help Aviators Prevent Global Warming?

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt [DLR], in German) have completed four out of eight joint research flights examining the possibility of more environmentally friendly aviation using alternative fuel blends. The fir...
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