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SolarStratos Aims to Reach Stratosphere More Than 80,000 Feet Above Earth Using SunPower® Solar Technology

The Two-Seater Solar Plane is Expected to Break Records with World’s First Piloted Stratospheric Solar Flight by 2020 SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/

EmbraerX unveils first eVTOL concept

eVTOL aircraft concept Los Angeles, California, May 8, 2018 EmbraerX, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, today unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off

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Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

IATA set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by sustainable aviation fuel by 2025. 26 February 2018 Geneva –

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Press Release   •   Mar 21, 2018 12:18 GMT On Thursday Avinor, the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries and Zero are organizing the conference “Emission-free aviation in 2040?”

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Drone Delivery Canada Achieves Compliant Operator Status with Transport Canada

Toronto, Ontario, February 9, 2018, Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that Transport Canada has granted the Company

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Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Longest-range MAX airplane offers 18% less fuel consumption per seat Renton (Seattle), Wash., Feb. 5, 2018: Boeing marked another airplane development milestone today as thousands

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Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

Milestone in advancing Urban Air Mobility achieved as Vahana celebrates two years since launch Vahana, the all electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus,

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Airbus A321LR: More Range, Less Fuel

Airbus’ newest single aisle offering transatlantic flight capability Hamburg, Finkenwerder, January 31, 2018: Airbus’ first A321LR (Long Range) has accomplished its maiden flight following a

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WORLD FIRST US-AUSTRALIA BIOFUEL FLIGHT TAKES OFF

SYDNEY, 29TH JANUARY 2018  The world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, is set to depart

Electric VTOL Aircraft

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Neste’s New Online Hub about Sustainable Aviation

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens Team up for Electric Future

Partnership launches E-Fan X hybrid-electric flight demonstrator   London,  November 28,  2017: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a

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Neste and American Collaborate on Renewable Fuels

Airline excited about the continued progress in the renewable fuels Keilaranta, November 13, 2017: Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, and American Airlines,

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UBER Elevate

Fast-forwarding to the future of on-demand, urban air transportation Imagine traveling from San Francisco’s Marina to work in downtown San Jose — a drive that would normally

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Fly Green Day

Gevo: ‘Fly Green Day’ at Chicago O’Hare Inspiring Airlines to use lower carbon fuels   Englewood, Colorado, November 08, 2017: Gevo announced that its alcohol-to-jet

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SolarStratos Aims to Reach Stratosphere More Than 80,000 Feet Above Earth Using SunPower® Solar Technology

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The Two-Seater Solar Plane is Expected to Break Records with World’s First Piloted Stratospheric Solar Flight by 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, has joined the Mission SolarStratos expedition as the exclusive solar cell provider for its aircraft. Within the next two years, SolarStratos is expected to be the first solar-powered plane to soar above the Earth’s troposphere and into the stratosphere – flying twice as high as a commercial airliner’s typical cruising altitude – without a drop of fossil fuel.

 

“SolarStratos has an opportunity to push the limits of what we think is humanly possible and prove that renewable energy has the capacity to power our lives while preserving our planet,” said SolarStratos President and Pilot Raphael Domjan. “We are fortunate to energize SolarStratos with SunPower’s industry-leading solar technology and look forward to further showcasing the value of innovative and reliable solar solutions for the world to see.”

A passionate, award-winning adventurer with experience bringing record-breaking projects to fruition, Domjan was the founder and the expedition leader of PlanetSolar – also powered by SunPower solar technology – which became the first boat to sail around the world on solar energy alone in 2012. This September, Domjan will attempt his first world-record flight, reaching 33,000 feet in a SolarStratos prototype plane.

SunPower® Maxeon® solar cells were selected for SolarStratos aircrafts because they are highly efficient, durable, lightweight, and about as thin as a human hair. On the next generation SolarStratos plane, SunPower’s 24-percent efficient cells will be incorporated into the wings and horizontal stabilizer to power an electrical engine and charge a 20-kilowatt hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery for energy supply when the sun is out of sight.

Next Generation SolarStratos Plane at a Glance   

  • Length: 8.5 meters – about 30 feet, or the distance from the end zone to the 10-yard line on an American football field
  • Wingspan: 24.8 meters – about 81 feet, or the length of two standard city buses
  • Weight: 450 kilograms – about as heavy as a grand piano; to make SolarStratos its lightest, the cabin will not be pressurized, requiring pilots to wear astronaut suits that are pressurized by solar energy
  • Engine: 32-kilowatt electrical engine, about one-third the size of what would power an electric vehicle
  • Energy: 22 square meters of SunPower Maxeon solar cells, each reaching 22 to 24 percent efficiency
  • Batteries: One 20-kilowatt lithium ion battery
  • Autonomy: Self-generates electricity with solar to power the plane for more than 12 hours

“Soaring at such heights requires an unprecedented level of solar performance and durability, making SunPower’s unique solar technology a natural choice for SolarStratos,” said Tom Werner, SunPower CEO and chairman of the board. “The plane features the same extraordinary cells as those found in our high efficiency solar panels powering homes and businesses here on land – a true testament to our innovation as a solar leader.”

In addition to supporting SolarStratos and the solar boat PlanetSolar, SunPower has a pioneering legacy of powering unique solar projects. In 1993, SunPower’s high-efficiency solar cells drove a Honda solar car to win the World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia a full day ahead of the second-place finisher. The company also worked with NASA to develop the unmanned Helios solar plane that flew to a record altitude of 96,863 feet, also powered by SunPower high-efficiency solar cells. Most recently, SunPower helped Solar Impulse 2 – a single-seater solar plane – complete its groundbreaking flight around the world with zero fuel, the first for an aircraft of its kind.

About SunPower
As one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower’s more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.

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SolarStratos (prototype pictured) aims to reach the stratosphere more than 80,000 feet above Earth using SunPower solar technology. (PRNewsfoto/SunPower Corp.)

 

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Cathay Pacific Becomes Second Operator of the A350-1000 Widebody

Increased capacity and advantages in fuel and cost efficiency

Toulouse, June 18, 2018: Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long-range widebody airliner. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse, France.

The aircraft is the first of 20 Airbus A350-1000s ordered by Cathay Pacific and will join the carrier’s growing fleet of A350 XWB aircraft, which already includes 22 A350-900s. Both aircraft are complementary and provide for maximum commonality with unmatched operating efficiencies. Travelers will benefit from absolute well-being in the cabin, with more personal space, optimized cabin altitude, more fresh air, controlled temperature and humidity, integrated connectivity and the latest-generation in-flight entertainment system.

The aircraft will be deployed on the airline’s new non-stop route from Hong Kong to Washington D.C., representing the longest flight – approximately 17 hours – performed by any airline out of Hong Kong. Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, said: “The A350-1000 has an incredible range, is remarkably fuel efficient and quiet, provides customers with an unsurpassed cabin environment and has extremely attractive operating economics.”

The A350-1000 is the latest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family, showing high level of commonality with the A350-900 with 95 percent common systems part numbers and the same Type Rating. As well as having a longer fuselage to accommodate 40 percent larger premium area (compared to the A350-900), the A350-1000 also features a modified wing trailing edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. To date, 11 customers from five continents have ordered a total of 168 A350-1000s.

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Airbus A330neo en route to Reliability Tests

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Reducing fuel consumption by about 25 % per seat

Toulouse, June 182018: The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations. As final step in the aircraft certification phase these function & reliability tests, also known as route proving will include ETOPS missions, landing at diversion airports and testing airport handling services. After a fly past over Airbus’ European sites, the A330neo will head for 15 major airports worldwide over five continents, aiming at achieving 150 Flight Test Hours in three trips. The route proving tests are performed with the first A330-900 production aircraft, fully equipped with an ‘Airspace by Airbus’ cabin and flying in launch operator’s Tap Air Portugal colors.
The route proving tests form part of the last trials required for aircraft Type Certification scheduled for summer 2018. Today two A330-900 flight test aircraft and the TAP customer aircraft are involved in the intensive flight test program, which will reach 1000 flight hours during the tour of the Airbus plants. 
Launched in July 2014, the A330neo family is the new generation A330, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99% commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat versus previous generation aircraft and increasing range by up to 1,500nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation. The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB inspired Sharklets.
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Airbus A330neo taking-off for a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations

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Airbus Inaugurates Hamburg’s Fourth A320 Family Production Line

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Much more efficient working environment driving efficiency

Hamburg, June 14, 2018: Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany A320Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single-aisle program to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019.

Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator of Economy, Transport and Innovation and Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, witnessed the milestone together with Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and 500 distinguished guests at a special ceremony in Hamburg.

“The inauguration of our latest, most modern A320 production line opens a new chapter in efficient, digital aircraft manufacturing,” said Guillaume Faury. “With these new technologies we are building our aircraft more efficiently, a key enabler for higher production rates.”

The new production line features two seven-axis robots for automated fuselage drilling. These robots are able to drill almost 80 percent of holes on the upper side of the sections, which improves the ergonomic working environment. The robots also drill with higher accuracy to ensure a constant level of production quality resulting in less rework. Furthermore, the new line features an innovative layout and the use of mobile tooling platforms that navigate autonomously with laser trackers.

The new technologies and processes applied in the new line were designed and implemented in close coordination with employees and following the principle of Design Thinking. This resulted in a modern and much more efficient working environment with an optimized provisioning of all required materials at the work stations within a range of three meters, shorter walking distances and already unpacked components ready to mount. Many of the new technologies and processes will be transferred to other Airbus production lines worldwide.

With more than 14,000 A320ceo and A320neo Family aircraft ordered and over 8,100 delivered, the A320 is the world’s most successful single-aisle aircraft family. Incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies including new-generation engines and Sharklets, the A320neo Family provides 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. To date, the A320neo Family has captured nearly a 60 percent market share with more than 6,000 orders from 100 customers.

The A320 Family aircraft are manufactured globally, at Airbus sites in Europe, China and the US. In addition to the new production line, Airbus also inaugurated a larger and modernized Hamburg A320 Family delivery center with more customer areas, more efficient delivery processes and increased hospitality services.

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Airbus’ newest state-of-the-art final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany is key to ramping up A320 Family production to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019

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Airbus Enters Partnership with Government of Côte d’Ivoire

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MoU to develop aerospace industry in Côte d’Ivoire

Toulouse, June 15, 2018: Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry which has been identified as strategic for its economic development.
Under the terms of the MoU, Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire will explore channels of cooperation in developing the aerospace sector in Côte d’Ivoire in various areas.
 “Collaboration between the public and private sector is essential to facilitate economic and industrial growth. Through this MoU we will work closely with Côte d’Ivoire’s government, share expertise, discuss opportunities and support efforts in building a robust and sustainable aerospace sector. At Airbus, we are committed to supporting the sustainable socio-economic development of Africa through partnerships such as this. ” said Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
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‘China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base’ Commences Operation

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Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling facility offers full life-cycle solutions

Hong Kong, June 8, 2018:  Aircraft Recycling International Limited (ARI), a member company of CALC (China Everbright Limited) and Asia’s first solutions provider for mid-to-end of life aftermarket aircraft, announced today that China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base’ (called ‘Base’), Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling facility, has formally commenced operation today.
The new recycling and remanufacturing facility is equipped with modern devices that utilize advanced technologies. These consist of various systems for aircraft maintenance, conversion, disassembling, installation of aircraft parts, as well as aircraft materials management and sales. The company covers seven areas of business operation, including aircraft purchasing, selling, leasing, disassembling, replacing, conversion and maintenance, providing dynamic aircraft recycling solutions to airlines, MROs, lessors, as well as manufacturers and distributors of aircraft materials.
China Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base is located on the south side of China’s Harbin Taiping International Airport. It has a gross floor area of 300,000 sqm. With the construction of Phase I completed, the facility has an effective handling capacity of 20 aircraft per year. It has China’s largest bonded warehouse for aircraft parts.
When an aircraft enters the facility, it is placed under visualized management throughout all procedures, including disassembling, maintenance and recycling, free from hazards. The Base adopts optimized techniques to minimize energy consumption and execute the recycle and reuse of aircraft materials and parts to participate in the green recycling economy with added value. The ‘Base’ will also improve the development of various industries in China, including aviation materials’ recycling and reuse, and aircraft parts maintenance.
 “Upon commencement of operation, the new facility will complete the final link in China’s aerospace manufacturing value chain,” said  Mr. LI Yuze, General Manager of China Aircraft Disassembly Center. He  continued: “More and more civil aircraft in China are set to retire soon, offering extended market opportunities to the emerging aircraft recycling and remanufacturing industry. With our high standards and stringent technology requirements, the Base is set to become China’s leading platform of aging aircraft solutions with business presence in Greater China and Asia as a whole.”
Currently, ARI’s aircraft recycling base has been granted the Maintenance Certificate in compliance with CCAR-145-R3 required by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Base has been certified by the Civil Aviation Maintenance Association of China as a qualified Civil Aircraft Parts Distributor and obtained the Approval Certificate of Foreign-Funded Enterprises of the People’s Republic of China issued by the PRC Ministry of Commerce.
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Bird’s-eye view of China’ new Aircraft Recycling Remanufacturing Base. Around 200 people joined the launch ceremony, including municipal and provincial officials from Heilongjiang, together with senior representatives from ARI’s shareholders CALC, China Everbright Limited, Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited and Sky Cheer International

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EmbraerX unveils first eVTOL concept

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Los Angeles, California, May 8, 2018

EmbraerX, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, today unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept. The unveiling was made during Uber Elevate 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

EmbraerX is engaged in several projects, including the development of eVTOL concepts through a cooperation with Uber and other companies to explore business opportunities within the Uber Elevate ecosystem. “We have excelled in our near-50-year journey by introducing innovations into the aviation industry and delivering true value to customers,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer. “We are relentless in our quest for constant growth and through EmbraerX we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market.”

The eVTOL concept presented at Uber Elevate 2018 represents an aircraft with a mission to serve passengers in an urban environment, based on the key design drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community, in terms of noise and emissions. “We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people. Our collaboration with key stakeholders will accelerate the arrival of this new ecosystem,” said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of EmbraerX. “This is one example of how EmbraerX is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionize the business of air transportation.”

Embraer X’s first eVTOL concept unveiled today is the outcome of extensive interaction with potential urban air travelers about their desired experience, combined with the expertise of Embraer’s teams and the collaboration with various companies and institutions. Embraer X will continue to engage with communities to expedite the development of desired solutions for this new market. Over the last five decades, Embraer has designed, developed and certified close to 50 aircraft models, delivering over 8,000 aircraft to 100 countries.

Embraer’s fleet has accumulated more than 50 million flight hours. Leveraging Embraer’s experience and longstanding relationships with aircraft certification authorities around the globe, EmbraerX will ensure that safety design drivers meet and exceed the highest industry standards.

 

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United Airlines Takes Delivery of Fuel Efficient 737 MAX 9

CO2 emissions significantly reduced compared with older generation aircraft

Chicago, April 23, 2018: United Airlines announced today that it has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the BoeingDelivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft. In honor of this more eco-friendly aircraft, United has given the MAX a new livery, similar to its fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, so that employees and customers can easily recognize the plane and its superior fuel efficiency.

United expects to take delivery of two more 737 MAX 9 aircraft this month, and will have ten 737 MAX 9 aircraft by the end of 2018. As previously announced, the aircraft will enter United’s schedule June 7 with service between the airline’s hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities – Anchorage, Alaska; Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Orlando, FL. and San Diego. The aircraft will operate on additional routes from Houston and Los Angeles International Airport starting June 29.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. For more information, please visit united.com.

The Boeing 737 MAX 9 reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft

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Airbus: Ultra Long Range A350 XWB completes first flight

Singapore Airlines to resume world’s longest commercial flights

Toulouse, April 23, 2018: The Ultra Long Range version of the Airbus  A350 XWB has successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018. The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.
The aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines has embarked on a short flight test program to certify the changes over the standard A350-900 that will extend its range capability to 9,700 nautical miles (17,960 km). These changes include a modified fuel system that increases fuel carrying capacity by 24,000 liters, without the need for additional fuel tanks. The test phase will also measure enhanced performance from aerodynamic improvements, including extended winglets.
With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 280 tons, the Ultra Long Range A350 XWB is capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop, combining the highest levels of passenger and crew comfort with outstanding economics for such distances. Altogether, Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, which it will use on non-stop flights between Singapore and the US, including the world’s longest commercial service between Singapore and New York.

Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, which it will use on non-stop flights between Singapore and the US

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Environmental Responsibility in Focus at EBACE2018

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April 11, 2018

The worldwide business aviation community continually seeks methods to reduce its environmental impact, as demonstrated by the 2009 Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC). This responsibility also extends across several facets of the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) taking place 29-31 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

“While the BACCC focuses on aircraft operations, and does not specifically extend to activities beyond that, the agreement does serve as a foundation for continuous environmental improvement throughout other aspects of the industry, including events like EBACE2018,” said Chris Strong, NBAA’s senior vice president, conventions and membership.

For example, longtime EBACE host facility Geneva’s Palexpo convention center is a model for environmental responsibility and sustainable business practices. Atop the Palexpo roof are 15,000 photovoltaic panels that form an expansive solar array capable of producing 4.2 gigawatt-hours per year, enough electricity for 1,350 households.

On the show floor, representatives from EBACE2018 work together with exhibits provider Freeman EMEA to define and achieve several sustainability goals for the event, from optimized show equipment and transportation alternatives to reducing the number of vehicles required on-site. Locally recycled show carpet is used throughout the exhibit hall, and show graphics and displays are intended to be reused or recycled toward a long-term goal of a “zero-landfill” event strategy.

“As a global industry leader in sustainable thinking and practices, we strive to help our clients reach their sustainability goals while also helping the local economy and our planet,” said Jeff Chase, vice president of sustainability for Freeman.

Additionally, Geneva Airport (GVA) – the location for the EBACE2018 static display of aircraft – recently earned the highest level (3+) in the Airport Carbon Accreditation campaign created by Airports Council International Europe. The third busiest business aviation airport in Europe, GVA is the 37th airport in the world to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Co-hosted by EBAA and NBAA, EBACE2018 is the premier event showcasing the importance of business aviation throughout Europe, bringing together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and others involved in nearly every aspect of the industry.

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