Noteworthy Developments In Aviation

Here are some recent developments in aviation over the past week.

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Airlines seek clearance for liftoff on sustainable aviation fuels

Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of emissions, and the most intractable. In the run-up to COP26 in November last year, the airline industry pledged to get to net zero by 2050, but admitted that hydrogen and electric aircraft would not be operating in significant numbers until the 2040s.

By Terry Slavin | Reuters

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Facing rising costs from aviation partner, LifeFlight sets up in-house air operations

Apr. 18 — LifeFlight, Maine’s only emergency air ambulance provider and a key lifesaving asset for islands and other remote comRead Story munities across the state, has taken direct control of its aviation operations.The move frees the nonprofit from an aviation services contractor now owned by…

By Colin Woodard | Portland Press Herald, Maine

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How Private Aviation Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Booking App

Given business aviation’s reputation for white-glove service (and attendant costs), one would expect a similarly pleasant and easy way to book flights — via an app, surely, or at least a website, especially considering commercial travelers have been using Expedia since the late ’90s.

By Michael Verdon | Yahoo Finance

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CEMEX to Turn CO2 Into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) continues its path to a net-zero future by joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company ENERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

By Monterrey, Mexico — (Business Wire) | AP

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