Category: Federal Aviation Administration

First plane using only sustainable fuel flies across Atlantic

A Virgin Atlantic plane powered using only sustainable fuel completed its flight from London to New York on Tuesday, highlighting an eco-friendly and low-carbon option for transatlantic flights. The Virgin Atlantic flight, which took off from London Heathrow and landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, marked a “year of radical collaboration, to demonstrate the capability” of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the company said….

FAA panel blames rising US aviation risk on ‘recurring gridlock’ in Congress

A panel from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) blames the rising risks of flying on the “recurring gridlock” and politically motivated government shutdowns in Congress. The FAA said incidents at the beginning of the year prompted a team to review its operations, finding “an increase in the most serious type of runway incursions.” In its report, the panel said many of the issues — including…