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Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus has set its sights on hydrogen propulsion, but it seems they still think that SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) have a role to play. And here’s why. A few weeks ago, we saw a bit of a debate-by-proxy brewing, when Boeing announced their SAF plans. Boeing...
De Havilland Comet – The Father Of All Modern Jetliners?

De Havilland Comet – The Father Of All Modern Jetliners?

The de Havilland Comet revolutionized modern airliner design, introducing many innovations. Alas, its troubled history shortened its career. But it taught the industry many lessons, that shaped future airliners. It is very difficult for us to comprehend today what it...
WheelTug – Planes Pushing Themselves Out Of The Gate?

WheelTug – Planes Pushing Themselves Out Of The Gate?

After demonstrating its system for the first time last September, WheelTug is now getting more and more orders, from intrigued airlines. The system could potentially reduce emissions and save fuel – and time! Certification could come by the end of the year. WheelTug’s...
A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

A321XLR – Boeing Raises Design Risk Concerns

Boeing has shared its concerns, with regard to the Airbus A321XLR and the new rear-centre fuel tank that sets it apart from the A320 family. A discussion on the matter first appeared about a week ago. Initially, it had to do with possible discomfort of passengers,...
DZYNE Ascent – The Shape Of Future Airliners?

DZYNE Ascent – The Shape Of Future Airliners?

Is a concept like the DZYNE Ascent a realistic prospect, as a future airliner? What limitations exist in such a design – and would you fly in it? There are many discussions on new technologies for aircraft propulsion today. One problem with some of them, is that they...