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United to split triple-digit jet order between rivals Airbus and Boeing

United will reportedly purchase an additional 200 single-aisle jets, split across US and European rival planemakers Boeing and Airbus, according to industry sources. While the news has not been confirmed, this multibillion-dollar investment is said to include over 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, and dozens of Airbus A321neo aircraft. The sources, who spoke to […]

Mars helicopter successfully completed its 7th Red Planet flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its seventh successful flight on the Red Planet entirely as planned, following an in-flight technical glitch that occurred on its sixth attempt last month, according to the space agency. The Ingenuity rotorcraft took off at roughly 12:34 local solar time (11:54am EDT), where it flew a total of […]

Pratt & Whitney makes moves on sustainability

US aerospace engine-maker Pratt & Whitney, along with key industry groups, has signed a letter of endorsement for a newly introduced bill that would establish a blender’s tax credit for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), in an attempt to make SAF more financially feasible for airlines. Since the increase in public demand for climate action, more […]

Charter aviation to see post-pandemic spike in demand
Business Aviation

The aircraft charter industry will see a surge of new enquiry as the commercial aviation sector recovers at a slower pace than consumer demand, according to a new insight released by Air Charter Service. Justin Bowman, chief executive of private aircraft broker Air Charter Service, has predicted a boom in business for commercial and private […]

US to rely on ‘expert working groups’ to open borders

The US government has announced it is forming expert working groups with other nations to establish how travel can resume safely. The countries included are Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the UK. It follows calls to begin opening borders again after 15 months of separation due to the pandemic, as well as the Centers […]

SAF usage sits at just 0.05% in Europe: Eurocontrol

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, just 0.05 per cent of all fuel offered by jet fuel suppliers in Europe was Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), according to a new study of airport fuel supply conducted by Eurocontrol. This falls far below the current aim of seeing SAF represent 10 per cent of all fuel consumed in aviation, […]

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