Scientists Making ‘Aviation Fuel of the Future’ in Scotland

Scientists Making ‘Aviation Fuel of the Future’ in Scotland

The aviation fuel of the future might be created in Scotland – with scientists working to make an environmentally-sustainable replacement. The Future of Aviation Fuel The fuel is created from waste wooden pellets which are heated, became a gas and mixed with...
FLIGHT OPERATIONS MIGHT NOT BE AS SECURE AS YOU THINK

FLIGHT OPERATIONS MIGHT NOT BE AS SECURE AS YOU THINK

Your business, home, cars, and airplanes all have security systems in place. But how secure are your plane and flight operations? That’s the question that was asked at a recent National Business Aviation Association Security Council session. “We fly and we work now in...
How Much Fuel the Aeroplane Needs?

How Much Fuel the Aeroplane Needs?

Have you ever realized how pilots know how much fuel they need for an aeroplane? It is not as simple as it sounds. A lot of people think that it is the same as with the car, you put fuel nozzle into a car and just load the full tank with fuel, but, actually, the...
Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the...
HOW MUCH FUEL ARE AIRCRAFT REQUIRED TO CARRY?

HOW MUCH FUEL ARE AIRCRAFT REQUIRED TO CARRY?

How much fuel are aircraft required to carry? The refueling process is a bit different at every airport. The types and frequency of aircraft served, proximity to fuel delivery systems, environmental considerations, and–most importantly–safety all determine...
Pilot of a stricken F-16 was saved from ISIS by a tanker crew

Pilot of a stricken F-16 was saved from ISIS by a tanker crew

An F-16 pilot flying over ISIS-held territory in 2015 suffered a malfunction of his fuel system and would have been forced to bail out. If it weren’t for a KC-135 Stratotanker crew that offered to escort the jet home, the Air Force said in a press release. The KC-135...
Solar Impulse: Zero fuel plane lands in Cairo

Solar Impulse: Zero fuel plane lands in Cairo

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse (Zero fuel plane) has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip. The zero fuel plane...
Tips for grounding an aircraft while refueling

Tips for grounding an aircraft while refueling

Lately, I have received a number of questions concerning grounding or bonding an aircraft during the refueling process. The reason for using a bonding strap during refueling is that when an electrically, non-conductive fluid-like Jet A or 100LL is transferred, these...
Passenger Jet Lands With Hole In Fuselage

Passenger Jet Lands With Hole In Fuselage

A hole in fuselage in the side of an Airbus A321 jet operated by Daallo Airlines, shortly after it departed from the Mogadishu airport in Somalia this morning, headed for Djibouti. Early reports said there was a loud noise, just minutes after takeoff, and at least two...