Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, reveals a flight-test program to study the contrails produced by a hydrogen combustion engine as part the company’s ZEROe roadmap. The project, named “Blue Condor,” will launch two modified Arcus gliders, one equipped with a hydrogen combustion engine and one equipped with a conventional kerosene-powered combustion engine, in order to compare contrails emitted at high altitudes.
Elit’Avia Launches Elit’Avia Green Card, Sustainable and Cost-effective Access to the Convenience of Private Aviation
Elit’Avia, a fully integrated provider of business-aircraft sales, leasing, charter, aircraft management and related services, introduces the Elit’Avia Green Card, an innovative jet-card program that offers carbon-neutral charter flights with the transparency of all-inclusive fees. The comprehensive service ensures the carbon neutrality of charter flights. Calculations estimate average CO2 emissions generated per flight hour for each aircraft type, then carbon-offset credits are purchased and investments are made in certified projects worldwide.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces its participation in the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow’s Pioneers of Tomorrow exhibit on Fri., July 22, an event connecting business-aviation leaders with local students. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about careers in business aviation and participate in hands-on educational activities hosted by Gulfstream employees from the Farnborough and Savannah locations.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. names Mark Bates general manager of Gulfstream’s Farnborough facility in England. In his new role, Bates will lead service center operations and continue to build on Gulfstream’s success in the region since the facility opened in 2020. Bates reports to Joe Rivera, vice president of service center operations.
All of Duncan Aviation’s FBO locations in Lincoln, NE; Battle Creek, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; and Provo, UT, complete and pass the comprehensive safety audit required for Stage 3 of the International Safety for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation, joining the ranks of only three other FBOs in the United States and 16 worldwide — none of which performs large-scale maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) to the extent of Duncan Aviation.