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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,...
Cryogenic Hydrogen: Airbus Chooses Metallic Fuel Tanks

Cryogenic Hydrogen: Airbus Chooses Metallic Fuel Tanks

Airbus is establishing two development centres on existing sites, for cryogenic hydrogen fuel tanks. And it’s a major challenge, to say the least. Starting from last September, Airbus started a programme that will lead to a future fleet of hydrogen-powered aircraft....
Freedom Flight Prize – Innovation Through Motivation?

Freedom Flight Prize – Innovation Through Motivation?

The Freedom Flight Prize fund will reward the first zero-carbon transatlantic flight. But there are some strict rules for participants. There is a great tradition of prizes for firsts in aviation. It’s a tradition literally as old as aviation itself. Whether it was...
Airbus – Airport Hydrogen Handling: Will It Work?

Airbus – Airport Hydrogen Handling: Will It Work?

Airbus and other stakeholders are launching an expression of interest initiative, for development of hydrogen handling infrastructure at airports. And they are hoping to see more uses of it there, beyond aircraft! Airbus, Air France-KLM, Paris Region and Groupe ADP...
Hydrogen – Boeing Has No Plans To Use It (Any More)

Hydrogen – Boeing Has No Plans To Use It (Any More)

In a recent press event, Boeing confirmed that it has no plans to pursue hydrogen propulsion for its future aircraft. But this wasn’t always the case. We recently saw that the manufacturer committed to getting its aircraft to be compatible with 100% sustainable fuels...