aviation

Yates Electric Airplane Gets New Battery Pack

July 29, 2013 / No Comments

Chip Yates, the American inventor and electric vehicle pioneer, is back in the news with a new battery pack for his record setting airplane. The new battery from EnerDel is a 450-volt, 80 amp-hour pack capable of 600 amps continuous output, the equivalent of 258 horsepower, and twice the output of the old battery pack. The new battery weights 525 ...

Aviation Biofuel Likely to Get Approval Soon

June 16, 2011 / No Comments

If it was some years before we too might have agreed that aviation and green doesn’t seem to go hand in hand. But, we have for you some really exciting piece of information, which vehemently rules out all those false-perceived notions of ‘flying green’. Let’s make it clear. Certifying body ASTM International looks to be just days away from officially approving ...

FOE for Cut in Lead Content in Aviation Fuel

December 9, 2010 / No Comments

Much hue and cry is being raised on the issue of carbon footprint and related environmental problems caused by aircrafts. The international network of environmental organizations, Friends of the Earth, has come with another dimension of the same problem, but this time regarding the content of the fuel used for aviation purposes.

Plane Makers Move Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled an ‘ecoDemonstrator program’ – which aims at speeding up technological advances that will serve to heighten fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and noise reduction. The commercial aviation industry has been seeking to achieve carbon neutral growth by the year 2020.

PC-Aero’s zero emissions electric airplane recharges underneath solar hangar

May 27, 2010 / No Comments

While all electric vehicles have already become a road reality with newer energy, efficient additions made every day, how about an all-electric plane that glides green through the skies to your choicest destinations.

Futuristic hydrogen powered aircraft specializes in vertical take-off

May 17, 2010 / No Comments

This is an amazingly clever design concept aimed at removing one of the biggest hurdles that stand in our way of applying vertical take-off and landing to commercial aircrafts. With his Airbus A350H airliner, one particular designer Victor Uribe has tried ridding VTOL aircrafts off their extremely inefficient and heavy, smaller payloads and greater fuel needs reputation

Delta2: World’s first DIY bio-fuel based helicopter

May 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Delta2 an Australian aviation company is all set to take the aviation world by storm through its creation of worlds’ first biofuel-capable diesel helicopter. Graceville based aeronautical engineer Bill Whitney, has designed this very beautiful and stylish looking low cost helicopter for Australian farmers with large countryside landholdings and oodles of diesel to burn.

Mind what you print: The planet pays a heavy price for paper

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

It seems ironic and even startling to an extent when one gets to know that the paper industry across the world produces three times more carbon emissions than aviation industry. It might be a touch unbelievable, but if you consider the fact that thousands of acres of trees are mowed down for paper and that subsequently only adds to carbon footprint, ...

Air New Zealand and Boeing to Fly High on Weed Power

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Jatropha is a weed that grows in plenty in nations like India, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania and is often a serious threat to food crops as it grows at a rapid pace and uses up all nutrients in soil. But Air New Zealand along with Boeing and Rolls Royce's testing unit are turning this unwanted pest into biofuel for flights ...