Category Archives: Industry News

2020’s Top Aviation News Stories

2020 was a weird year for everyone but it was a particularly hard year for the aviation industry. Despite this, there were still some lighter moments to remember. Here’s the rundown:

  1. One of the airports in Alaska became the busiest one in the world

A strong suit of Alaska’s Anchorage International Airport is that they can bring in medical supplies, which has been the top priority ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and this added to the increase in cargo traffic. This factor, in addition to the lessening of people who are flying out...

How close are we now to achieving carbon-neutral aviation?

Researchers from Oxford University found a new way to turn CO2 into jet fuel. Is this the future for air travel?   Climate change is a serious problem all the world is currently facing. Different industries are coming up with ways to mitigate the effects of climate change and slow it down before it’s too late. The aviation industry, in particular, has been trying to achieve carbon-neutrality for many years already. But are we coming close to this goal already?   Last December 2020, a team of researchers from Oxford University, including Benzhen Yao, Tiancun Xiao, and led...

What do I need to know about the Edgley Optica EA-7?

Once you have seen an Edgley Optica EA-7 before, you will never forget its iconic silhouette. This plane looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. Made in 1979, this British light aircraft still looks futuristic today. It was designed specifically for low-speed observation work as a cheaper alternative to helicopters.   John Edgley, the Optica designer, was a postgraduate student at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in London when he started working with the plane. The final aerodynamic design was completed in 1974 and was wind-tunnel tested in the following year. The first prototype was constructed...

What Can We Expect From the Aviation Industry This 2021?

2020 has been undeniably hard for the whole aviation industry; airlines took a big hit they weren't prepared for. But now, as we step into the new year, we're bringing all the lessons and experiences we've had. Here are the things we can expect in 2021.

Sustainability Initiatives

The pandemic crisis grounded thousands of planes, particularly the older, less efficient aircraft. In a way, it has been good for the environment. It resulted in the removal of tons of carbon emissions in the skies. Covid may have accelerated the progress of sustainable aviation. Companies are now investing billions of dollars into more sustainable...

How Will COVID Make Aviation a Better Industry?

The effects of Covid-19 on commercial and general aviation, and the efforts made by the AOPA. As Covid-19 continues to ravage many different industries around the world, aviators and aircraft enthusiasts are left with the question: How is the aviation industry holding up? What are the effects of Covid-19 in general aviation? With the pandemic still far from its end, tourism has yet to recover. This situation greatly impacted the amount of all kinds of travel negatively, especially commercial flights. According to the data provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization, it is estimated that there was about a 51%...

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