Aviation bosses: We need to be vocal about environmental credentials and embrace tech

Aviation bosses: We need to be vocal about environmental credentials and embrace tech

The aviation industry must do more to demonstrate its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, according to its leaders. During last week’s World Aviation Festival in London, airline bosses talked of some of the steps already taken as well as plans moving forward. Air France chief executive Anne Rigail says that the flight shaming campaign has…

When Will Each Airline Retire Its Airbus A380s?

When Will Each Airline Retire Its Airbus A380s?

The A380 was once seen as the future of the aviation industry. But rising fuel prices and a passenger preference of frequency overcapacity has seen airlines quick to start retirement plans. Which airline will retire the A380 first? Let’s explore. Emirates We begin with the airline that has the most A380s in their fleet, Emirates. With…

Why China’s Air Force Keeps Buying More Russian Su-35 Fighters

Why China’s Air Force Keeps Buying More Russian Su-35 Fighters

For a nation that boasts of developing an advanced stealth fighter, it seems strange that China would need to buy warplanes from its former rival Russia. Yet Moscow is offering to sell more Su-35 fighters to Beijing – and Chinese media reports that Beijing may accept. (This first appeared several months ago.) China has already bought…

UK govt gives £150m boost for innovative projects for aerospace industry

UK govt gives £150m boost for innovative projects for aerospace industry

The Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced a £150m-a-year competition to reward innovative projects that can deliver smart, energy-efficient technologies to strengthen the British aerospace industry. Organisations have been given an opportunity to express an interest in the funding competition should they have any innovative ideas lined up for future aerospace…

Airline industry says demand up 5% in June compared to 2018

Airline industry says demand up 5% in June compared to 2018

The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic grew by a “solid” 5% in June compared with the same month last year, despite the impact of U.S.-China trade tensions. The airline industry group said Thursday that June also saw a record load factor, a gauge of the percentage of seats filled per flight, for the…

Blockchain is significant to aviation, which is significant to blockchain

Blockchain is significant to aviation, which is significant to blockchain

The aviation industry supports $2.7 Trillion (3.6%) of the world’s gross domestic product and carries over 4 billion passengers and 60 million tonnes of freight annually, according to International Air Transport Association. The giants in this industry have embraced blockchain technology with open arms and have quietly applied it to multiple aspects of their networks faster…

One-third of the world’s largest defense companies are now Chinese

One-third of the world’s largest defense companies are now Chinese

Until recently, it was not possible to know the profits of Chinese military technology companies. Today, it is possible to identify the revenues of these still mostly state-owned businesses and how they compare to large defense companies in America and Europe. According to defense news, which publishes an annual list of the largest 100 defense…

Airbus experiments with theoretical new fuel-saving technology

Airbus experiments with theoretical new fuel-saving technology

While the supersonic Concorde may be a thing of the past, the aviation industry continues to innovate in the 21st century. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has recently unveiled a concept-only design for a new airplane that resembles a bird of prey, with feathers on the tips of its wings. The feathers of this theoretical aircraft…