Heathrow offers landing charge incentive to first electric-powered commercial flight

EasyJet vision of an electric aircraft

Wed 17 Oct 2018 – As part of efforts to encourage airlines to invest in electric technology and speed up the arrival of zero-emissions flights, Heathrow Airport has announced it will offer free landing charges for a year to the first electric or electric-hybrid commercial flight into the airport and then entering regular service.

Industry and countries prepare for introduction of CORSIA but “much work to be done”

ICAO Council President Dr Olumuyiwa Aliu delivers keynote at ATAG’s GSAS

Tue 9 Oct 2018 – With just three months to go before all airlines with international flights must start monitoring their carbon emissions, ICAO’s CORSIA carbon offsetting scheme was centre stage at this year’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit (GSAS) in Geneva organised by the industry’s Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

Government support for LanzaTech’s low-carbon jet fuel could enable three UK plants by 2025, says Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 takes on LanzaTech fuel blend at Orlando

(photo: Doug Peters/PA Wire)

Tue 9 Oct 2018 – Virgin Atlantic has urged the UK government to offer LanzaTech access to the same incentives given to earlier generations of biofuels that would provide critical investor support to enable the building of three commercial low-carbon jet fuel production plants in the UK.