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Etihad Airways completes testing on ecoDemonstrator programme with Boeing
Etihad Airways introduced (14-Sep-2020) the completion of testing with Boeing for its 787-10 on the ecoDemonstrator programme for 2020.
Etihad Aviation Group COO Mohammad Al Bulooki acknowledged: “Along with Boeing and the nationwide airline’s sustainable aviation gasoline companions World Power and EPIC, Etihad used 50,000 gallons of a 50/50 mix of sustainable aviation gasoline on the ultimate flight of our ecoDemonstrator 787-10 flight checks”.
The ecoDemonstrator trans continental take a look at flight from Seattle to South Carolina utilised the utmost sustainable gasoline mix permitted for industrial aviation, and likewise demonstrated a brand new method for pilots, air site visitors controllers and airline operation centres to speak concurrently and optimise routing. [more – original PR]
Authentic report: Boeing, Etihad Airways and World Power carry sustainable aviation gasoline to the following stage on ecoDemonstrator programme
Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace firm’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme final week with a cross-country flight utilizing a 50/50 mix of sustainable and conventional jet gasoline.
Flying from Seattle to Boeing’s manufacturing website in South Carolina, Etihad’s latest 787-10 Dreamliner used the utmost sustainable gasoline mix permitted for industrial aviation. The transcontinental flight additionally demonstrated a brand new method for pilots, air site visitors controllers and airline operations facilities to speak concurrently and optimize routing.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Working Officer, mentioned: “Together with Boeing and the national airline’s sustainable aviation fuel partners World Energy and EPIC, Etihad used 50,000 gallons of a 50/50 blend of sustainable aviation fuel on the final flight of our ecoDemonstrator 787-10 flight tests. This is a monumental step forward for the sector to prove the viability of producing a 50/50 blend of sustainable aviation fuel [SAF] at a high volume, an important moment for the industry.”
Al Bulooki added: “This is a prime example of industry collaboration towards sustainable aviation and innovation. Etihad’s collaboration with Boeing in the ecoDemonstrator programme has been a unique opportunity to lead the aviation industry’s drive for a sustainable future.”
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme takes promising applied sciences out of the lab and checks them within the air to speed up innovation. This 12 months’s program evaluated 4 initiatives to scale back emissions and noise and improve the security and well being of passengers and crew. All the 787-10 take a look at flights used a mix of conventional jet gasoline and sustainable gasoline produced from inedible agricultural wastes to attenuate emissions, with the ultimate flight working on the most 50/50 industrial mix.
“Sustainable aviation fuels are proven and work in airplanes flying today and those that will fly tomorrow, but there’s a very limited supply,” mentioned Sheila Remes, vp of technique at Boeing Industrial Airplanes. “World Energy is making commercial-scale volumes of sustainable fuel at competitive prices, leveraging government low-carbon incentives to accelerate production and use in an industry that relies on liquid fuels.”
The gasoline from World Power and provided to Boeing by EPIC Fuels has been licensed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to scale back carbon emissions by greater than 75% over the gasoline’s life cycle.
“We congratulate Boeing and Etihad for their industry leadership in helping push the technical and sustainability boundaries of SAF,” mentioned Bryan Sherbacow, chief industrial officer at World Power. “This 50/50 blend demonstrates the maximum achievable greenhouse gas reduction commercially available today for aviation fuel.”
The partnership between Boeing and Etihad Airways represents a longstanding collaboration to make flying extra sustainable. The 2 corporations have been among the many founding companions that created the Sustainable Bioenergy Analysis Consortium in 2010. Primarily based at Khalifa College close to Abu Dhabi, the pilot venture for a novel desert ecosystem produces sustainable gasoline from vegetation that develop within the desert, irrigated by coastal seawater. Etihad used the preliminary batch of gasoline from the pilot venture in January 2019 on a passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam.
In January 2020, Etihad took supply of its signature inexperienced 787-10 utilizing a gasoline combine comprising 30% SAF produced by World Power.
Boeing has been a frontrunner in business efforts to develop sustainable aviation gasoline since earlier than the primary take a look at flight on a industrial airliner in 2008. Together with others within the business, the corporate labored to achieve certification of sustainable gasoline for industrial use in 2011 and collaborates around the globe to create regional manufacturing roadmaps.
For greater than a decade, World Power and EPIC Fuels have produced and provided SAF to Boeing for flight testing. Boeing gives airways the choice of utilizing sustainable gasoline for his or her airplane supply flights. The primary of those occurred in 2012 with an Etihad 777-300ER supply flight from Everett, Washington, to Abu Dhabi.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace firm and main supplier of business airplanes, protection, house and safety techniques, and world companies. As a prime U.S. exporter, the corporate helps industrial and authorities clients in additional than 150 nations. Boeing employs greater than 160,000 individuals worldwide and leverages the abilities of a worldwide provider base. Constructing on a legacy of aerospace management, Boeing continues to guide in know-how and innovation, ship for its clients and put money into its individuals and future progress.
Etihad Airways companions with Lumitics to analyse meals wastage in economic system class
Etihad Airways introduced (13-Sep-2020) a partnership with Lumitics to trial the utilization of laptop imaginative and prescient and machine studying to scale back meals wastage. Lumitics and Etihad will monitor unconsumed economic system class meals and can use evaluation of the outcomes to scale back meals waste, enhance meal planning and cut back working prices.
Etihad Aviation Group COO Mohammad Al Bulooki acknowledged: “Etihad Airways began the pilot with Lumitics earlier this 12 months earlier than world flying was impacted by COVID-19, and because the airline scales up the flight operations once more, it’s thrilling to restart the venture and proceed the work that had begun”. [more – original PR]
Authentic report: Etihad Airways groups up with Lumitics to scale back inflight meals wastage
The partnership will see Etihad and Lumitics monitor unconsumed Economic system class meals from Etihad’s flights, with the collated information used to spotlight meals consumption and wastage patterns throughout the community. Evaluation of the outcomes will assist to scale back meals waste, enhance meal planning and cut back working prices.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Working Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, mentioned: “Etihad Airways started the pilot with Lumitics earlier this year before global flying was impacted by COVID-19, and as the airline scales up the flight operations again, it is exciting to restart the project and continue the work that had begun. Etihad remains committed to driving innovation and sustainability through all aspects of the airline’s operations, and we believe that this project will have the potential to support the drive to reduce food wastage and, at the same time, improve guest experience by enabling Etihad to plan inflight catering in a more relevant, effective and efficient way.”
Lumitics’s product Perception Lite will monitor unconsumed meals from a airplane when it touches down at an airport. Utilizing AI and picture recognition, Perception Lite is ready to differentiate and determine the categories and amount of unconsumed meals primarily based on the design of the meal foils, with out requiring handbook intervention.
Lumitics Co-founder and Chief Government Rayner Loi mentioned; “Tackling food waste is one of the largest cost saving opportunities for any business producing and serving food. Not only does it make business sense, it is also good for the environment. We are excited to be working with Etihad Airways to help achieve its goals in reducing food waste.”
Etihad Airways is a signatory to the 17 Sustainable Growth Objectives of the United Nations and has dedicated to the UAE Meals Waste Pledge led by the UAE Ministry of Local weather Change and Atmosphere. The pilot scheme with Lumitics is one in all many sustainability centered initiatives undertaken by the airline, following the launch of its Etihad Greenliner programme, which is designed to assist enhance working effectivity and sustainable apply by engagement with skilled companions.
airBaltic CEO: Sustainability will probably be a key driver within the subsequent 20 to 30 years
airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss acknowledged (10-Sep-2020) sustainability will probably be a key driver within the subsequent 20 to 30 years.
Mr Gauss mentioned the provider is making ready its first sustainability report, as a long run dedication to sustainability.
He famous whereas work on sustainability was disrupted by the COVID-19 disaster, with the main focus shifting in direction of survival, unemployment and disaster measures, sustainability continues to be crucial and will probably be much more vital as soon as the disaster is overcome.
The provider is specializing in a single plane sort, which can lead to 22% gasoline financial savings and a 20% discount in CO2 emissions. Mr Gauss added: “The longer term winners will probably be those that are already engaged on sustainability”. [more – original PR]
Authentic report: airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss: We expect greener, we fly greener
airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss: We expect greener, we fly greener
Riga. Through the 2020 Riga Aviation Discussion board scientific convention, which happened on September 9 and was dedicated to sustainability, I had the chance to handle this vital matter which is an important a part of our enterprise.
The aviation business has been working laborious in direction of extra sustainable operations and with widespread efforts has demonstrated nice outcomes. We in aviation business have been even higher than others in decreasing our influence, we have been sooner in growing trendy applied sciences and different developments. Presently, although, Covid-19 disaster has disrupted and affected all of us and now we’re speaking about surviving, mass unemployment and different disaster measures. Is there purpose to consider that sustainability is now not vital? No, the truth is it is rather vital now and will probably be much more vital as soon as we overcome the disaster.
Sustainability is integral a part of our every day life and future, and it’s not solely about clear air. At airBaltic, we’re specializing in environmental, financial and social sustainability. We’re at the moment making ready our first sustainability report, which is our long-term dedication to sustainability.
In line with IATA analysis, influence of Latvian aviation business on Latvian GDP reaches 3%. There may be an influence on the economic system, when the airline offering sustainable connectivity, just isn’t doing that anymore. It’s due to this fact our intention to keep up and enhance the connectivity of the Baltics long-term.
Additionally it is vital to say that airBaltic used to function 5 completely different plane sorts. Now we’re specializing in just one plane sort, Airbus A220-300, and this plane is the greenest and most environmentally pleasant plane on the earth in its class. It saves 22% gasoline and reduces CO2 emissions by 20%.
As well as, final 12 months we joined different airways to signal the IATA gender variety pledge. We dedicated to have a 25% feminine participation throughout all ranges in our airline. Already right now 50% of our managers are feminine, and 40% of prime administration members are feminine. The business needs to realize these milestones solely in 2025.
The sustainability as a difficulty will change into even stronger. It’s going to drive all of us for the following 20-30 years, as a result of that’s the key that helps to make our planet a greater place. Airways must concentrate on sustainability, when they’re getting back from the disaster. The longer term winners will probably be those that are already engaged on sustainability. We wish to take airBaltic and what we do for instance of what we do on the earth. We expect greener, we fly greener.
oneworld member airways decide to internet zero carbon emissions by 2050
oneworld introduced (11-Sep-2020) its 13 member airways have dedicated to internet zero carbon emissions by 2050, turning into the primary world airline alliance to collaborate in direction of a carbon neutrality goal.
The carriers will develop particular person approaches by initiatives corresponding to effectivity measures, investments in sustainable aviation fuels and extra gasoline environment friendly plane, discount of waste and single use plastics and carbon offsets.
The airways plan to realize the goal inside the present environmental framework beforehand agreed to by governments, together with by ICAO.
oneworld Chairman and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce acknowledged: “The dedication of oneworld member airways to succeed in internet zero emissions by 2050 underlines the significance that we as an alliance have positioned on turning into a extra sustainable business. Regardless of the challenges we’re all going through amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve got not overlooked the duty we’ve got to scale back emissions in the long run and right now’s announcement displays the power of that dedication”. [more – original PR]
Authentic report: oneworld member airways decide to internet zero carbon emissions by 2050
oneworld® member airways have dedicated to internet zero carbon emissions by 2050, turning into the primary world airline alliance to unite behind a standard goal to realize carbon neutrality.
The alliance’s 13 member airways plan to realize this goal inside the present environmental framework beforehand agreed to by governments, together with by the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The airways will develop their particular person approaches to succeed in the goal of internet zero carbon emissions by 2050, by varied initiatives corresponding to effectivity measures, investments in sustainable aviation fuels and extra fuel-efficient plane, discount of waste and single-use plastics, and carbon offsets amongst different measures.
A number of oneworld member airways are already actively prioritising a variety of environmental sustainability initiatives. IAG (the dad or mum of member carriers British Airways and Iberia) was the primary airline group worldwide to decide to internet zero carbon emissions by 2050. Japan Airways and Qantas have additionally focused internet zero carbon emissions by 2050, whereas Finnair goals to realize carbon neutrality by 2045.
A number of different initiatives, together with the usage of extra sustainable supplies, investing in additional fuel-efficient plane and the event of sustainable aviation fuels are already in progress at many member airways. British Airways, for instance, is a part of an initiative to show family and industrial waste into renewable jet gasoline. American Airways has undertaken an in depth fleet alternative initiative that has welcomed greater than 500 new, extra fuel-efficient plane into its fleet instead of less-efficient planes, and it has additionally begun adopting sustainable aviation gasoline.
The web zero carbon emissions goal introduced right now is amongst a number of surroundings and sustainability initiatives that oneworld member airways are collaborating on, by a working group co-led by IAG Group Head of Sustainability Jonathon Counsell and QantasExecutive Supervisor Sustainability and Future Planet David Younger.
oneworld Chairman and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce mentioned: “The commitment of oneworld member airlines to reach net zero emissions by 2050 underlines the importance that we as an alliance have placed on becoming a more sustainable industry. Despite the challenges we are all facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not lost sight of the responsibility we have to reduce emissions in the long term and today’s announcement reflects the strength of that commitment.”
IAG Chief Government Luis Gallego mentioned: “We strongly support and congratulate oneworld for its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Despite the current crisis, it’s absolutely critical that the industry plays its full part in addressing climate change. We were the first airline group worldwide to commit to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and we’ll continue to lead the industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.”
American Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker mentioned: “We’re proud to join with our oneworld partners to commit to a more sustainable future for our industry. Each step we take to reduce our impact on the environment — from improving efficiency to adopting low-carbon fuels ― contributes to our vision of taking care of customers and team members for generations to come. The American Airlines team is ready and willing to do what it takes to reach this ambitious and important goal.”
Finnair CEO Topi Method mentioned: “Finnair is happy to be part of this important initiative that shows the way for the industry. In addition to determined actions that reduce global emissions today, we must also seek future solutions to solve the climate challenge of our industry and to maintain the positive impacts aviation has for the society – an example of this is Finnair participating in research in zero emission synthetic fuels.”
Japan Airways President Yuji Akasaka mentioned: “Japan Airlines fully recognises that the airline industry will play a vital role in promoting a sustainable future and proudly supports the alliance in achieving net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. In recent years, the JAL Group has invested in the development of sustainable aviation fuel to help contribute in building a firm supply chain for the airline industry.”
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) Group Chief Government Officer and Malaysia Airways Berhad Chief Government Officer Captain Izham Ismail mentioned: “Congratulations to the oneworld Alliance, Malaysia Airlines is proud to be in support of this amazing initiative together with our fellow member airlines towards driving the long-term sustainability of the aviation industry. We seek to play a greater part in building a legacy for future generations and are enhancing our own airline’s contribution to global sustainability efforts.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Government Officer H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker mentioned: “It gives me great pride for Qatar Airways to stand alongside our oneworld Alliance partners in leading global efforts to tackle climate change. Reducing emissions is modern aviation’s greatest challenge, and the alliance’s commitment to ‘net zero’ during this uncertain time demonstrates the importance we all place on this duty.”
oneworld CEO Rob Gurney mentioned: “Alongside our member airlines, we are proud to be the first alliance to commit to net zero emissions by 2050 and play a role in making the industry more sustainable. We want to thank our member carriers for their support and recognise IAGand Qantas for the leadership they have shown as we committed together to this goal.”
San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO) introduced (02-Sep-2020) the deployment of six 40 foot all electrical zero emission buses and associated electrical automobile charging infrastructure. Use of battery electrical buses will minimize working prices and cut back carbon emissions, supporting SFO’s strategic plan objective to realize carbon neutrality by 2021. [more – original PR]
SFO Deploys Its First All-Electrical Zero-Emission Buses
The San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO) right now introduced the deployment of six 40-foot all-electric zero-emission buses and associated electrical automobile charging infrastructure. Use of battery-electric buses will minimize working prices and cut back carbon emissions, supporting SFO’s Strategic Plan Aim to realize carbon neutrality by 2021.
“The addition of these all-electric buses to our fleet moves us closer toward a more sustainable world-class airport and helps us reach our aggressive zero-emissions goals,” mentioned Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Deploying these all-electric buses can help us significantly reduce costs and emissions, while simultaneously improving the passenger experience. My thanks go out to the entire team who made this milestone possible.”
In FY 2019, SFO achieved a 41% discount in GHG emissions from its 1990 baseline, and is growing and implementing plans to realize as much as a 95% discount. SFO can be one in all just some airports in North America to realize Degree 3 “Optimization” by the Airport Carbon Accreditation program by the Airports Council Worldwide (ACI), the foremost advocate for airport operators worldwide.
SFO’s 5-12 months Strategic Plan (2017-2021) units a objective of carbon neutrality throughout airport-controlled operations by 2021. Moreover, SFO works with airline and enterprise companions to drive emission reductions throughout all actions inside the SFO campus. Discount methods have included:
Set up of air con and electrical energy to all parked plane, leading to a discount of 18,300 metric tons of greenhouse gasoline emissions and saving 1,866,000 gallons of jet gasoline; and
Building of the AirTrain, an electric-powered greenhouse gasoline emissions-free gentle rail system which eradicated over 600 every day bus journeys to shuttle passengers between terminals and the Rental Automotive Middle; and
Creation of a Clear Car Coverage to advertise the adoption and deployment of low emission automobiles, by each Airport departments and floor transportation suppliers; and
Packages to encourage Airport staff to take public transit to and from work; and
Convening a Sustainable Aviation Gas (SAF) Working Group composed of airways, gasoline suppliers, authorities companies, researchers, and NGOs to drive use of SAF at SFO.
SFO at the moment offers buses to shuttle passengers between the terminals and long-term parking garages and different Airport places. The SFO fleet at the moment has renewable compressed pure gasoline (CNG) and diesel-fueled buses, and the six new Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric buses will substitute the remaining diesel buses within the fleet to run all common every day routes. Designed and constructed by Burlingame-based transit producer Proterra, the 40-foot zero-emission buses have 27 seats with baggage racks to comfortably accommodate passengers with their baggage. Since all-electric buses don’t have any combustion engine, passengers will expertise a quieter, smoother trip.
Along with passenger advantages, the all-electric buses considerably cut back working prices with its batteries geared up to final your complete every day route on a single cost and require no liquid gasoline. The Proterra Catalyst E2 buses will be totally charged in beneath 4.5 hours for an working vary of as much as 231 miles. Decrease gasoline costs and diminished automobile upkeep prices will lead to an estimated financial savings for SFO of about $4.5 million through the 12-year lifespan of those six new Proterra buses.
The brand new all-electric buses substitute six renewable diesel buses within the common working fleet and can outcome within the elimination of greater than 23.7 million kilos of greenhouse gasoline tailpipe emissions over the lifetime of those automobiles. SFO expects to buy extra all-electric buses to interchange present CNG buses for a greener trendy fleet.