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Airbus A320 to Be Equipped With Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Increased Efficiency



Airbus A320 to Be Equipped With Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Increased Efficiency (via The Green Optimistic)

Though the hydrogen fuel cells used nowadays are not powerful enough that commercial aircraft engines can be replaced by them, it doesn’t mean that they are not effective enough to make air travel more efficient. Airbus flight tests have shown 15% decreases in fuel consumption. The environmental…

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US, allies renew opposition to EU airline tax



US, allies renew opposition to EU airline tax (via AFP)

The United States and 16 other nations Wednesday renewed their “strong opposition” to a controversial EU carbon tax on airlines, vowing to work for a multilateral global solution. The meeting hosted in Washington with 16 other countries was called to explore ideas for a global solution to address greenhouse…

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Diesel Emerging As New Technology of Choice for General Aviation Fuel



Diesel Emerging As New Technology of Choice for General Aviation (via PR Newswire)

Cessna’s New Turbodiesel Engine Is “A Major Step” In Increasing Range And Lowering Operating Costs In General Aviation WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Having the world’s leading general aviation company make a strong commitment to using turbodiesel engines is a “welcome and major…

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Delta Airlines Takes A Dip In The Oil Business

A Conceptual Delta Fuel Truck

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Delta Airlines Tries Hot Oil

The subtext of this post is really about how surprised I am at such an obvious thing: fuel expenses are high for airlines.  Call me naive, but with all of the hundreds of complex and no doubt expensive things that airlines must contend with on a daily basis, the fact that fuel is 36% of Delta’s operating costs is pretty amazing.  Therefore it really shouldn’t have surprised me that Delta Airlines has acquired an oil refinery in Trainer Pa, from ConocoPhillips.   But they did.  An airline in the oil business?  Really? Continue reading


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