Sustainable Flights
"Dude, where’s my flying car?"

“Dude, where’s my flying car?”

With new announcements about ‘electric planes’ regularly appearing in the press, I found this article by Andrew Orlowski in The Telegraph interesting. He points out that despite the many new prototypes for e-VTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) models, there are precious few in production. Orlowski writes: “Jet fuel has 70 times the energy density of...
BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

On Tuesday of last week (14 September 2021) British Airways flight BA1476 became the airline’s first passenger flight to be powered purely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight went from London Heathrow to Glasgow and was carbon-neutral, using one of airline’s new ‘sustainability aircraft’. The flight took slightly less than an hour and was designed to demonstrate...