Gennette Cordova

Cargolux to decrease fuel surcharge

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux will decrease its fuel surcharge on all shipments as of Jan. 27, the carrier announced Monday. Cargolux will decrease its surcharge per kilo by €0.05, to €0.65 per kilo or the equivalent in local currency. The reduction follows an increase to €0.70 per kilo earlier this month, Cargolux’s highest surcharge since […]

Atlas Air opens new hangar, joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, recently opened a new US$19 million hangar dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of widebody aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).   FEAM Aero, which has operated at the airport since 2015, cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 103,000-square-foot facility, where it will repair and maintain […]

Four startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s 2020 DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce four of the six startups chosen to provide live demonstrations and compete during the DEMOVation session at its upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA 2020. The second-annual edition of the conference, focused on innovation in airfreight, will be presented Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand, in Frankfurt. The first four companies selected to […]

Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]

Gevo joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit for Fireside Chat

Tim Cesarek, executive vice president at Gevo, will join our inaugural Jet Fuel Innovation Summit as the Fireside Chat featured speaker. During this session, he will share his unique insights and perspectives on key jet fuel trends and changes in a dynamic one-on-one conversation.    Gevo, a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, has gained […]

Carbon capture key to net zero aviation emissions, says Carbon Engineering CEO

With the aviation industry becoming increasingly conscious of the global challenge of climate change, carbon capture technology company Carbon Engineering believes it has the solution to mitigating the impact of air travel emissions: removing CO2 already in the air. The Canadian startup partnered with Occidental Petroleum to expand its direct air capture technology, which has […]

Jet fuel prices spike following the airstrike death of Iranian general

Following the news that the United States government killed Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, widely regarded as the second-most powerful figure in the country, in a Friday morning airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport (BGW), Brent crude traded at US$68.65, up more than 3.6% from yesterday, having earlier spiked to an intraday high of $69.16. CNBC […]

India considers lowering state taxes on jet fuel

Various state governments in India said they will consider lowering state taxes on jet fuel, according to notes from a high-level meeting held Monday between civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and representatives of various state governments.   The tentative plans would assist Indian airlines in grappling with high fuel prices, the largest roadblock to […]

US Air Force took large steps towards fuel optimization in 2019

In addition to projects designed to increase its utilization of alternate fuel sources, the U.S. Air Force has taken steps to expand its fuel optimization in 2019, from more efficient refueling techniques for their F-35 Lightning II fleet to new graduate courses intended to create a more energy-aware culture.   Over the past couple of […]

Battelle turns coal to jet fuel

A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) is funding the continued development of a process that turns coal into liquid products, including jet fuel. The project, undertaken by Battelle, a Columbus-based research institute, was specifically advanced by the government with the goal of finding higher-value […]

Jet fuel demand and cost in 2019 down from last year, says EIA

While U.S. oil demand growth returned to positive territory in September, jet fuel and kerosene saw a 0.5% drop in demand that month, to 1.695 million barrels per day, compared to the same time last year, according to the latest monthly data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This drop is partially attributable, according to […]

Bombardier makes good on its commitment to deliver SAF loaded aircraft

Bombardier has delivered its first aircraft filled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management and aircraft sales and acquisitions company. Latitude 33 typically manages 30-35 aircraft, the majority of which are available for private charter.    “Their trust as the first customer to fly away from […]

IATA urges EU to allot sustainability efforts towards aviation

If not for the fuel efficiency gains in flight this year, fuel burn and CO2 emissions would be 1.9% higher year-over-year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its semi-annual economic report on airline industry performance. The report, released Wednesday, went on to say that the lower fuel burn and carbon emissions represent about […]
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