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CFM RISE: GE & Safran To Develop Open Rotor Engine!

CFM RISE: GE & Safran To Develop Open Rotor Engine!

General Electric and Safran, the two CFM partners, are launching CFM RISE, a program for an ultra-efficient sustainable-fuel, open rotor engine. They hope a new engine will be ready for service by the middle of the next decade. Hot on the heels of news from Airbus,...
Airbus Will Try 100% SAF Flights With Single-Aisles

Airbus Will Try 100% SAF Flights With Single-Aisles

Airbus will conduct multiple test flights using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) using its single-aisle aircraft, at the end of 2021. Airbus is part of a partnership, that will use 100% SAF for flights in single-aisle aircraft. The project is called VOLCAN, for...
Airbus: Hydrogen Won’t See Widespread Use Before 2050

Airbus: Hydrogen Won’t See Widespread Use Before 2050

While they are actively developing technologies for hydrogen, Airbus doesn’t think that it will see widespread use on airliners before 2050. The 2050 estimate comes from a presentation on hydrogen and other technologies, that Airbus made for European Union officials....
ecoDemonstrator – Boeing Uses Alaska MAX For Research

ecoDemonstrator – Boeing Uses Alaska MAX For Research

Boeing announced the launch of another ecoDemonstrator project, using a 737-9. The aircraft will eventually go to Alaska Airlines, a program partner. The ecoDemonstrator aircraft is an otherwise-normal (for now) Boeing 737-9. The two year-old aircraft has registration...
United Airlines Signs Deal For 50 Boom Supersonic Jets!

United Airlines Signs Deal For 50 Boom Supersonic Jets!

The Boom Overture supersonic aircraft just got some much-needed support as United Airlines signed an agreement for up to 50 aircraft. But of course there are some conditions to this deal. The deal between United Airlines and Boom Supersonic is a purchase agreement for...