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European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union hopes to tackle that problem with CleanSky 2, a follow up to its CleanSky research program. While it will be comprised of many... read more

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Airbus E-FAN electric aircraft

Electric Aircraft Are On The Way, Stylish E-FAN Makes First Flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act. French firm Airbus is best known... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Boeing Seeks To Certify Biodiesel For Jet Fuel Around The World

Tens of thousands of flights carry millions of passengers around the globe on a daily basis. Needless to say, the environmental impact of this is fairly large--but both... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Will Biofuels Do Better In Aviation Than Anywhere Else?

Given how familiar most of us are with cars, it's easy to see them as the be-all and end-all when it comes to cleaning up transportation. Reduce fossil fuels, increase... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
GreenWing International eSpyder

Would You Pay $40,000 For An Electric...Airplane? Now You Can

If you get from place to place on four wheels, there are plenty of ways to go green. But what if you prefer wings to wheels? GreenWing International has announced the release... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
GreenWing eSpyder electric aircraft (Image: GreenWing International)

Fun For $40,000? Electric Plane Beats Electric Car Every Time...

$40,000 will get you plenty of electric cars these days, including the recently-unveiled 2014 BMW i3. They can be fun on the right road, and it's great knowing you aren't... read more August 2, 2013 by  4


 
Honeywell, Safran and Airbus testing electric taxiing for aircraft

First Aircraft To Taxi On Electric Power: Paris Air Show Premiere

You know that feeling when you realize you've been missing out on some low-hanging fruit for years? That could be what the aviation industry is feeling right now, as Airbus... read more June 18, 2013 by  7


 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Battery Safety Updates: What Changes Were Made?

People take air safety pretty seriously, so when smoke filled the cabin of a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft a few months back, the entire fleet was quickly grounded. It... read more March 20, 2013 by  10


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Air Travel Gets Greener: Biofuel Route Opens Between NYC & Netherlands

Air travel is currently the only realistic way of covering huge distances in very short spaces of time. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly green way of doing so... read more March 13, 2013 by  2


 
Sunseeker solar glider (Image: Solar Flight)

Next Kind Of Electric Transport: Solar Electric Aircraft?

In utopian visions of the future, we won't have to burn anything to get anywhere. No fossil fuels, no coal, no burning of any sort. For some, that future is already... read more March 4, 2013 by  1


 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Batteries Same As Those In Electric Cars? Umm, NO

Gird yourself: It's possible we're about to see a new wave of attacks on electric cars that ignore battery science. This time the culprit is the troubled Boeing 787... read more January 17, 2013 by  49


 
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jet airliner

Fuel Economy In the Sky: Whose Jets Get the Most Mileage?

It's Friday, so we're straying slightly afield from covering cars. In this case, we're turning our green lens toward jetliners to look at fuel economy in the sky. Anyone who... read more August 20, 2010 by  0


 
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