Sustainability http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Collaboration in the air at Global Aerospace Summit http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/collaboration-in-the-air-at-global-aerospace-summit <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">During the summit, LeoLabs, announced a multi-million-dollar award to provide data and services for the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). LeoLabs will deliver its LEO data and services platform and a full set of training to empower JASDF operators to utilise a range of data and tools, including tracking and monitoring, collision avoidance among other services.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">During today’s event, Eytan Eshel, chief technology officer at Israel Aerospace Industries highlighted the importance of collaborating with key stakeholders to regulate advanced technologies in the aviation sector. This includes AI and autonomous technologies that can be used in aviation marking the impact of using single pilot solutions to enhance efficiency and reduce costs in operations.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Former Etihad CEO James Hogan, now chairman of Knighthood Capital, spoke about the future of aviation and said: “The global pandemic has been the biggest systemic shock in the history of aviation, but that does give a unique opportunity for airlines that can move fast to respond to the situation. Smart operators will treat this as a ‘blank sheet of paper’ moment, looking to reinvent processes, products and mind-sets.&nbsp; There is a huge opportunity in front of us for airlines to create a golden age of innovation and service.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Hogan said the airlines that use these levers will be the winners of the coming decades.&nbsp; “Make no mistake: aviation is a hugely resilient industry and will recover from this systemic shock as it always has before.&nbsp; In previous recoveries – from 9/11, SARS and so on – there have always been winners that used the crisis to surge ahead.&nbsp; We’re about to see those winners emerge this time – and they will be the airlines that take advantage of the blank sheet of paper moment.”&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Abdul Wahab Teffaha in a panel of airline CEOs and regulators warned that states coming out of the Covid crisis must not revert to protectionism to protect national carriers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Roberto Sabatini, professor of aerospace engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology stressed on the need for governments, industry leaders and academia to work together on integrating digital transformation and sustainability in their business models. Roberto highlighted the role of these advanced technologies on our day to day lives and how it can enhance operations, experiences and services in the aviation and aerospace industry.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">And in a session on the future of MRO, three of the region’s leading MROs – Etihad Engineering, SAEI and Sanad – pledged a new way of working in a partnership of excellence. All three have embraced digital transformation with SAEI already having established a digital twin hangar.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This edition of the Summit is the first in-person edition of the Summit since the 2018 edition, welcoming around 1,000 C-level leaders, experts and specialists from across the aviation, aerospace, space and defence sectors.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-25T12:00:00Z">Wed, 25/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:12.65pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Positive signs of collaboration and cooperation in the aerospace and defence industry have been apparent at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. The event concludes tomorrow (Thursday).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/atm-and-regulatory" hreflang="en">ATM and regulatory</a></div> <div><a href="/defence" hreflang="en">Defence</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-kxiruphxkoplg-d7vuxccrr63ohycwfzca-33jj3lbi" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-kxIruphXkOPLG-d7vuxCCrR63OHYCWFZca-33jj3lBI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/GAS%20panel1.jpg" width="1126" height="750" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 25 May 2022 18:38:05 +0000 aPeaford 65046 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Qatar Executive shows off green credentials in Geneva http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/qatar-executive-shows-off-green-credentials-in-geneva <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">The Gulfstream G650ER was using a high blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and is currently on display for spectators to tour and experience first-hand.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">The Qatar Airways group has committed to invest in the most technologically advanced aircraft, and is collaborating with the wider industry to support the deployment of new technology, drive innovation and encourage the use of recognised SAF at an affordable commercial scale towards a more sustainable air transport.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to once again be back at EBACE, Europe’s leading business aviation show, showcasing Qatar Executive’s most technologically advanced aircraft. Having flown the G650ER to Geneva using SAF, reflects Qatar Airways Groups’ commitment to working on its environmental sustainability goals.”&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;He went on: “Over the last year, Qatar Executive has witnessed exceptionally strong growth in response to increased demand from clients who require the very best, supported by the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft, and complemented by luxurious interior fittings and a world-leading service, both on the ground and in the air.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">The G650ER aircraft has a 7,500 nautical mile range, high speed performance and industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled passenger comfort.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Qatar Executive is also the launch customer of the G7000 aircraft which can operate with 100% SAF.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">In November 2021, Qatar Executive took an aircraft delivery flight, using drop-in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), establishing another milestone for Qatar Airways Group and reaffirming its leadership to fly one of the most advanced fleets in the sky. As the global launch customer, Qatar Executive is excited for its planned deliveries of the brand-new Gulfstream G700 aircraft, which are capable of operating using 100 per cent SAF. Equipped with the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and an advanced high-speed wing design, the G700 is able to fly at record-breaking speed and range with outstanding fuel efficiency, promoting sustainable business aviation. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-24T12:00:00Z">Tue, 24/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Qatar Airways corporate aviation division, Qatar Executive showed it is on-message for the sector’s sustainability push when it flew in its flagship jet London Luton Airport to Geneva for the EBACE show.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" 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value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/qatar-gulfstream-g650.jpg" width="1200" height="676" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2022 15:52:56 +0000 aPeaford 65039 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Bombardier’s sustainable supersonic test to introduce new Global superstar http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/bombardiers-sustainable-supersonic-test-to-introduce-new-global-superstar <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">With an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94, the Global 8000 aircraft was described at the Geneva event as the ultimate all-in-one business aircraft, “offering customers a unique blend of outstanding performance married with the smoothest ride and an uncompromising passenger experience” &nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s president and chief executive officer. “The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era. We remain unmatched, which for an innovation-focused team like us, is great.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Some of the impressive performance capabilities of the new Global 8000 aircraft were witnessed as early as May 2021, following a demonstration flight with a Global 7500 flight test vehicle. The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, repeatably achieved speeds in excess of Mach 1.015, a key step in enabling a maximum Mach operating speed (MMO) of M0.94 and becoming the fastest business jet in the world and the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde. During the demonstration flight, the aircraft also became the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The Global 8000 business jet also features the lowest cabin altitude in its class of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 ft. It is also equipped with Bombardier’s Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for the cleanest cabin air and the fastest fresh air replacement.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The cabin design is impressive with four spacious personalized suites ergonomically designed to maximize space and freedom of movement, the Global 8000 aircraft and includes the revolutionary features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft such as the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag. Coupled with the innovative Nuage seat with the first-ever zero gravity position, Bombardier said passengers will arrive at their destinations revitalized and refreshed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the renowned Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with exceptional ergonomics and aesthetics for remarkable comfort and control.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Performance-wise, the new Global 8000 aircraft can efficiently transport customers to a wide variety of destinations both faster and farther than ever before. allowing exclusive city pairs such as Dubai-Houston. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The new flagship is expected to enter service in 2025.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-23T12:00:00Z">Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Bombardier unveils the newest member of its business jet portfolio at EBACE 2022.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Bombardier unveiled the newest member of its business jet portfolio at the European Business Aviation Association’s annual event EBACE today, with the introduction of the Global 8000 aircraft claiming it as the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-bwrtfzfe58y-9ck-kacmvczdxkymztigtlgdpbtgh90" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-bwrtfzFE58y-9Ck-kAcMVcZdxKyMZTigtLGDPbTGH90" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Global%208000%20Launch%20Key%20Visual.jpg" width="1200" height="701" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2022 17:11:49 +0000 aPeaford 65033 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Decarbonisation key at Global Aerospace Summit http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/sustainability/decarbonisation-key-at-global-aerospace-summit <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Faced with rising global warming concerns, the aerospace industry is making significant strides to ensure it can reduce its carbon footprint, while bringing down the cost of flying in order to build resilience. The latest edition of the Summit will bring together leaders from aviation, aerospace, space and defence for three days of keynotes and panel discussions that will focus on the most important issues and opportunities facing the wider industry today.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">On Day 1 of the Summit, Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive at Etihad Aviation Group will speak on sustainability in the aerospace industry. He will discuss about how the commercial aviation ecosystem can work together to influence policy makers and how the industry can deal with rising environmental costs. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The agenda will include a panel of experts will discuss sustainable aviation fuels, accelerating its viable commercial scalability while developing additional lower-cost pathways. Moderated by Times Aerospace editor-in-chief Alan Peaford, the panel speakers include Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general at Arab Air Carriers’ Organization; Mariam Al Qubaisi, head of sustainability &amp; business excellence at Etihad; Alejandro Rios Galvan, director, sustainable bioenergy research consortium &amp; chief research scientist at Khalifa University of Science and Technology; and Gurhan Andac, principal engineer – sustainable aviation fuel at GE Aviation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Speaking ahead of the Summit, Al Qubaisi, said: “Our aim as an airline is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UAE’s Net Zero target. Airlines have a major responsibility in driving decarbonization and supporting global efforts to tackle climate change. The Global Aerospace Summit is a key platform for the industry to discuss the challenges facing the industry in its decarbonization efforts and exchange ideas on how to accelerate sustainability and help protect our planet.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">According to&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Timothy Hawes, managing director of event organiser Tarsus, Middle East the Global Aerospace Summit 2022 will demonstrate the latest views, technologies and insights on a number of critical areas related to sustainability of aviation and aerospace. "From advancements in sustainable aviation fuel to clean hydrogen, the industry is rapidly developing new solutions that can have a positive impact on reducing carbon emissions and supporting Net Zero targets. We look forward to welcoming the world’s leading aerospace experts in Abu Dhabi to help create new roadmaps for the future,” he said</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The Summit agenda also includes a panel of aviation professionals who will discuss the building of sustainable airport hubs. They will talk about how future airports should be designed and operated, and how infrastructure needs to be developed to support sustainable aviation fuel and new forms of propulsion. The panel speakers will include Ryyan Tarabzoni, CEO of Jeddah Airports Company; Kashif Khalid, regional director - Africa &amp; Middle East, airports, passenger, cargo, security &amp; facilitation at IATA and Rakan Khaled, general manager of airport systems at Collins Aerospace. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">In addition, Roberto Sabatini, professor and chair aerospace engineering at Khalifa University will present on digital technology and sustainability in the aerospace sector. He will talk about the impact of AI and machine learning on driving efficiencies and how new insights are being identified and capitalised on to lower energy use and attain sustainability goals. Sabatini will also discuss the integration of resource management solutions to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Aside from the three-day agenda of panel discussions and speeches, the 2022 edition of the event will also include new elements such as a dedicated start-up mentorship clinic lead by Aerospace Xelerated, and technology leadership briefings, focused on implementation of technology in the aerospace sector. There will also be a continuation of the NextGen Leaders programme, which is dedicated to capacity building and skills development of students, graduates and young professionals within the aerospace, defense and space industries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div style="text-align:start">&nbsp; <div id="ftn1"> <p class="MsoFootnoteText">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-23T12:00:00Z">Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Global aerospace and aviation leaders and experts will address key challenges in making the industry more sustainable and discuss ways to drive greater decarbonisation at the in-person Global Aerospace Summit. The event, hosted by Mubadala, begins at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/atm-and-regulatory" hreflang="en">ATM and regulatory</a></div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-0ro3mvn9ntjmq45mjcseaodlxumwtuiplqldqtefriw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-0RO3mvN9Ntjmq45mJcseAODLXUmWtUIplqLDQTEfrIw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/GAS18%20%282%29.jpg" width="1300" height="677" alt="A panel at previous GAS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2022 08:04:56 +0000 aPeaford 65027 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Why the Time for Open Fan is Now http://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/sustainability/why-the-time-for-open-fan-is-now <article class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 20 May 2022</time> <h1> Why the Time for Open Fan is Now </h1> <div class="primary-msg" > <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">With sustainability the hot topic for the aviation industry, </span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Christopher Lorence, chief engineer &amp; general manager at GE Aviation</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black"> gives the story behind the Open Fan engine that are making the difference</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Lorence%20Chris%20crop%29.jpg" width="1500" height="1077" alt="Image of Lorence" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">With sustainability the hot topic for the aviation industry, </span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Christopher Lorence, chief engineer &amp; general manager at GE Aviation</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;GE Inspira Sans&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black"> gives the story behind the Open Fan engine that are making the difference</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The a-ha moment came around 2014. At the time I was leading GE Aviation’s advanced technology team, a group of technical engineers whose sole role is to test the boundaries of what’s possible. We were probing the possibilities of improving fuel efficiency with the goal to see how far we could push.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">GE had designed and tested open fan designs dating back to the 1980s and we had advanced significantly on that work, but a counter-rotating fan was essentially a given to us at that point. That’s when one of the engineers asked, “Why does it have to counter-rotate? What if it’s single stage?”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">It was like a lightbulb went off. One of those moments when you’ve worked on something for so long that you can’t see it any other way, and then someone did. It wasn’t just a breakthrough, it was radical. A single stage fan that wasn’t simply a propeller, but rather one set of rotating fan blades with the same speed and performance of a counter-rotating fan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">As chief engineer of GE Aviation and a GE engineer for the last 27 years, I’ve watched how we’ve incrementally improved fuel efficiency with each successive new commercial aircraft engine design. The LEAP engine*, introduced in 2016, is 15 percent more efficient than CFM56-5B and -7B engines. The GEnx engine is up to 15 percent more efficient than the CF6-80C2, and the GE9X engine has been designed to be up to 10% more efficient than the GE90-115B.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">But the push for 20 percent greater fuel efficiency in one generation? That is something different. Engineers like big challenges, and this is certainly one of them. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">To address this challenge, CFM International, our 50-50 joint company with Safran, announced the CFM RISE* (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) technology demonstration program back in June, targeting reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent compared to today’s most efficient engines.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Central to the program is state-of-the-art propulsive efficiency for the engine, including advancing the open fan architecture.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The path to 20% lower fuel consumption</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">In the past, when we’ve broached the open fan, it’s been in response to rising fuel prices. The technology foundation from our work in the 1970s with NASA’s Quiet Clean Short-Haul Experimental Engine (also known as QCSEE) and in the 1980s with the GE36 open fan is what we are building on today. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">With the CFM RISE Program, our engineers are again pushing the limits to develop even more advanced technologies than we have before. What’s different this time is why. We are now at a point in the dialogue where fuel prices aren’t driving the discussion. Instead, we are putting all of our best technology on the table toward an even bigger, more impactful goal — reducing CO2 emissions to achieve a more sustainable aviation industry.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Prior to COP26, the United Nation’s climate conference, I joined other Chief Technology Officers, to issue a joint statement reaffirming our industry’s commitment to achieve&nbsp; industry-wide Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) targets, including the goal of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This supports the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5ºC compared to pre-industrial levels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The CTO statement is four pages long but, in essence, it reflects our promise to relentlessly pursue efficiency. And, quite simply, the open fan architecture is an essential component in GE’s plan to lead in the march toward net zero.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Why open fan?</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Over the last 50 years, we’ve learned how to make the open fan engine design simpler and lighter. Stationary outlet guide vanes replace previous two-stage, counter-rotating fan blades in our latest designs. This change is significant because we can direct air flow and fly at speeds consistent with conventional turbofan engine architectures.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">More recently, we’ve made significant improvements in acoustics, which had been an inhibiting factor. Open fan acoustics are where we need them to be for commercial service and we are actually on the lower end for noise certification.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Add to that our fourth generation - and the industry’s only - carbon fiber composite fan blades, which are well suited to move to an open fan engine. No one else in the industry has the depth of expertise or composite fan experience that GE Aviation has.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The challenge when you work in advanced technology is coming up with something that is revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. To achieve the bold goals we and the industry are driving toward, revolutionary design is the only solution. And like my colleague pointed out in 2014, when you go from counter-rotating to single-stage, your mind expands. You think, ‘Wow, this is truly revolutionary.’</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">While ducts (or fan cases/nacelles) perform some aerodynamic function, their primary function is structural. But they weigh a ton. Literally. And when you take most of that weight away with the open fan design, you also remove propulsion drag.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">We joke that removing the nacelle lets a fan blade be a fan blade. When there is a nacelle, you have to decide how big you want the fan to be. But when you remove the nacelle, the fan is able to be as big as it needs to be from an aerodynamic standpoint. Even with larger blades, the open fan is not much bigger than the nacelle we have around the CFM LEAP engine today. In fact, the blades for the RISE Program’s open fan are not much bigger than the GE9X fan blades. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The time is now</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">As the GE Aviation team rises to the aviation industry’s challenge to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, open fan architecture also awakens our collective excitement because it’s an obvious change from the traditional turbofan aircraft engine. This is the most exciting—and the most challenging—time to be an engineer. I tell people just starting their careers in our Edison Engineering Development Program that if they aren’t excited about this program, then they are probably in the wrong place. It takes everything we thought we could do with jet engines previously and says, ‘Nah, we can do better.’</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">And the time is now. While global aviation produced just 2 percent of human-induced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2019, passenger air traffic is expected to grow in coming years, and it is incumbent upon us to act quickly.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Safety is our top priority. As chief engineer for GE Aviation, I am primarily responsible for product safety. My team and I will ensure that safety supersedes all else during our ground and flight tests for the open fan, and as always, we will work closely with our regulators before it enters into service.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">As world leaders gather at COP27, this year taking place in Egypt, to outline climate targets, air transport plays a key role. 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We expect exhibitors from across the world to be joining the efforts to make their operations sustainable to ensure a better future,” said Raed Younes, vice president for UAE and Regional Business Development at dnata.&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Across Dubai and Jebel Ali there are about 30,000 equipment, like motorised and non-motorised trolleys, 124 hybrid cars and thousands of tractors. dnata has started replacing them with electric ones as well as exploring to convert the heavy duty tractors with electric units.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“We are trying to promote sustainability just to make sure that it is a greener world, and trying to give back to the society by reducing carbon emission and maintenance,” said a statement.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“Cargo handling from an equipment perspective, we are looking into electric options as we are pushing all airports we manage to a sustainability environment,” he said.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Exhibitors at the e-Apron are Cobus Industries, which is showcasing its electric bus for service at airports, Kalmar Motors, a Sweden-based world leader in technology for towbarless handling of aircraft and Electric and Hybrid power technology, The UK-based Midstream Lighting, Colibri Energy, a German company that helps airports and ground handlers maximize efficiency through lithium technology, ADB SAFEGATE, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated solutions for safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft movements, and TLD.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Jurek Grzeszek, director sales &amp; service, TLD Middle-East, Africa and India, said fully electrified ground support equipment is undoubtedly where the industry is heading.” </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">TLD is showcasing its products at the Airport Show.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“TLD recognised the importance of electric GSE some years ago and has been developing its iBS battery technology to electrify a range of high-powered ramp equipment.&nbsp; The technological advances offer a huge portfolio of the latest electric equipment for our customers, whilst also allowing the electrification option for older GSE through our retrofit program,” he said.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-19T12:00:00Z">Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">dnata is targeting to replace all its vehicles, diesel units, and GSE equipment with electric ones to become carbon neutral, reduce general cost and maintenance cost.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-3uqpbg7rg0fbk7p2vwzw9slckdbq1pckd6mcyqdxr38" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-3UqpBg7rg0fBK7P2VwzW9SLCKDbQ1PcKd6mCyqDXr38" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Part%20of%20the%20e-Apron%20zone%20at%20Airport%20Show%202022.jpeg" width="5472" height="3648" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 19 May 2022 09:50:56 +0000 eNethersole 65017 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Honeywell to display its latest technologies at the Airport Show http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/honeywell-to-display-its-latest-technologies-at-the-airport-show <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As the aviation sector recovers, operators are placing a greater emphasis on enhancing commercial operations and driving sustainability. The International Air Travel Association (IATA) forecasts overall global traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024, exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels.&nbsp; Additionally, IATA and its member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emissions from their operations by 2050.&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In response to these trends, Honeywell will showcase its airside system, Honeywell NAVITAS, which improves aircraft turnaround times, optimizes uptime for airside operations, and decreases maintenance downtime by up to 25%. Honeywell will also feature its enterprise performance management solution, Honeywell Forge, to support landside operations. Honeywell Forge has the potential to help drive double-digit energy savings in buildings and shift from a reactive to a predictive maintenance schedule. </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Philipose Jacob, general manager, Global Airports, Honeywell Building Technologies commented: “The aviation industry’s future path is focused on sustainable recovery. This will require airports to leverage digital technologies that can deliver on priorities of safety, sustainability and efficiency that can also adapt to provide the best experience for travelers and staff. Our technologies can help enhance indoor air quality and provide a seamless passenger experience, whilst supporting regional airports with integrated, safer, cyber-secure operations.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-17T12:00:00Z">Tue, 17/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Honeywell will display its latest airside and landside solutions that can help support more sustainable airport operations at the Airport Show 2022 in Dubai. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-px5wtgfvayt2lqchbf9hixu2ayby3-shcb6q31kh3gy" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-pX5WtGfvAYt2LqCHbf9HIXU2aYBy3_shcb6Q31kH3gY" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/images.jpeg" width="982" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 17 May 2022 10:38:33 +0000 eNethersole 65006 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero ITIC-WTM African Tourism Investment Summit: Africa to unite http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/itic-wtm-african-tourism-investment-summit-africa-to-unite <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">That was the overriding message of Tourism Ministers from across Africa during the International Tourism and Investment Corporation (ITIC) WTM African Tourism Investment Summit in Cape Town, South Africa mid-April. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ministers of Tourism of Botswana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Eswatini and South Africa called upon African countries to unite as a single brand and promote tourism through a common marketing campaign. This campaign could be kickstarted at the African Carnival in Botswana which will be held in September. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Close to 1.3 billion Africans are keen to discover their continent’s 54 different countries, gastronomies, music, and cultures. However, to achieve a flourishing regional African tourism industry, several obstacles need to be addressed. These obstacles include visas and air access, amongst others. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, explained that only 26 African cities are currently connected through international flights. If African countries develop a co-ordinated and harmonised COVID-19 regional framework, improve their air connectivity, and open the skies, travel will become more accessible and affordable for African citizens.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;“Africa drew 70 million tourists to its shores in 2019. We can get to 200 million visitors easily if we address these key issues”, stated Najib Balala.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Philda Kereng, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism of Botswana, added: "We have to conserve and preserve national resources, on the base of which we are developing and serving products". She highlighted the fact that her country has revised its tourism policy to make it resilient to climate change. "Going green is the way for tourism development that is based on the natural resources," she added.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Chairman of ITIC and former Secretary-General of UNWTO, Dr Taleb Rifai, set the tone for further discussion panels by saying that “Africa is the future – without doubt. We’re all Africans. We all came out of Africa but Africa cannot be what it should be if the continent doesn’t work together.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">On the third and last day of the Summit, tourism project owners/ developers (from Botswana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zanzibar) were able to connect with investors. ITIC will continue to provide consultancy support for additional capital raising.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-16T12:00:00Z">Mon, 16/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The African travel and tourism industry has the potential to attract considerable investment if the continent works together as one destination, develops a more environmentally sustainable approach and enhances air connectivity. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/route-planning-and-tourism" hreflang="en">Route planning and tourism</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-ft1q9yhhjgcadmwrrq-luvziupottymy5dfavfbcyta" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-Ft1q9YhHJgcADMwrRQ_LUVzIuPOtTYMy5DfavFBcytA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Photo%20Credit%20Orange%20Orbit_Africa%20needs%20to%20unite%20to%20promote%20tourism.jpeg" width="1280" height="852" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 16 May 2022 14:26:26 +0000 eNethersole 64998 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Kenya Airways to take part in The Sustainable Flight Challenge http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/sustainability/kenya-airways-to-take-part-in-the-sustainable-flight-challenge <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The challenge encourages airlines to participate in a friendly competition to develop and implement sustainable solutions. It seeks to challenge the aviation industry by stimulating and accelerating innovation and change towards a more sustainable future. The 16 SkyTeam member airlines taking part in the challenge will have an opportunity to implement their most sustainable aviation solutions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As part of the challenge, KQ will operate a B787-800 Dreamliner for the long-haul flight between Nairobi to Amsterdam on Saturday 14th May 2022. The flight features advanced technologies and highly efficient aircraft providing a better fuel efficiency of up to 20 per cent compared to other long-haul aircraft. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">KQ’s participation will focus on environmental conservation and work closely with its partners, suppliers, and guests across the customer journey. Passengers on the flight will have the opportunity to participate directly in offsetting the Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to their flight to Amsterdam through the voluntary Carbon offsetting tool. The amount collected will support environmental sustainability initiatives projects that IATA has qualified.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Allan Kilavuka, chief executive officer and group managing director, Kenya Airways, said, “The aviation industry has a critical role in creating sustainable solutions in our operations as we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. The Sustainable Flight Challenge is an opportunity for our industry to make real change to sustainable aviation by harnessing competition to spur action and innovation.”</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“As we fly to a more sustainable future, red will be going green to demonstrate our commitment towards sustainable aviation metaphorically. It will also be a moment of reckoning on the gains made on our sustainability initiatives, key of which is the realignment of our policy towards sustainable business operations through a multi-faceted Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. KQ is the only Airline in Africa that has signed up as a member of UN Global Compact and a member of the Africa Shared Values Initiative,” he added.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-13T12:00:00Z">Fri, 13/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Kenya Airways will participate in the inaugural SkyTeam Airline Alliance The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC). </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-lgmohi6motee3hbt6aemawmhovdwytt-swsdjlimt9m" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-LgmOHI6MOtee3hBt6aemaWmhOVDWyTt-swsdJLiMT9M" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Kenya%20Airway%20shutterstock_577029970.jpg" width="5863" height="3229" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 13 May 2022 15:15:25 +0000 eNethersole 64991 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero ATM: RAKTD announces new approach to sustainability http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/atm-raktd-announces-new-approach-to-sustainability <div property="schema:text"><p style="margin-bottom:11px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">RAKTDA<span style="color:black"> hopes to become the regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Under the all-encompassing banner of Balanced Tourism, the Authority is shaping tourism in the UAE by placing all aspects of sustainability (environment, culture, conservation and livability) at the centre of its investment and development strategy. By ensuring issues surrounding ‘over tourism’ – such as over development, crowding of heritage sites, and the spoiling of its unique natural environment – are avoided, it is creating a destination that will resonate with today’s responsible traveller.&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Balanced Tourism follows the Authority’s announcement in September 2021 of its Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy to secure the Emirate’s long-term sustainability and drive overall growth through four key pillars: Sustainable Development; Cultural Conservation; Attractions Built with Purpose; and Community and Liveability.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Raki Phillips, chief executive officer at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “The need for good stewardship of our cultural heritage, environment, people and infrastructure has never been stronger, especially in post pandemic times. Balanced Tourism does exactly that as we become ever mindful of the economic, social and environmental impacts on tourism. Simply put, it’s time to move beyond just using less plastic to adopting an all-inclusive approach – from ensuring new projects such as hotels are developed at an organic pace to building new attractions with sustainability at their core.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Sustainable Development</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Known as the ‘nature Emirate’, Ras Al Khaimah boasts 64km of pristine beaches, mangroves abundant with wildlife, rolling terracotta deserts, impressive wadis and stunning mountains. These natural assets form the backbone of the destination’s key values, and their protection is a key focus. With this in mind, the tourism board has applied a mindful approach to new hotel developments, consulting with hospitality partners to ensure spacious venues, with thoughtful, sustainable landscaping, and maintaining a measured pipeline to avoid rapid, less well-planned expansion and overcrowding.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">As the licensing authority for all new hotel developments, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is able to set guidelines and protocols to regulate sustainability standards and work closely with hotels to ensure sustainable practices. This includes the recently announced integrated Wynn Resort, scheduled to open in 2026, that will be developed as per the Barjeel Green Building Regulations. There is also Earth Hotels Altitude, an eco-based pop-up hotel concept set to open on Jebel Jais in Q4 2022 featuring 15 fully fitted accommodation units, an activation center and swimming pool, and Saij Mountain Lodge, opening on Jebel Jais in 2023, a protected and sustainably managed mountain resort featuring sustainable lodges made from natural and sustainable materials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Cultural Conservation</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The integrated approach also includes cultural conservation. In addition to being the most fortified Emirate, with over 65 forts due to its importance as a trade route, Ras Al Khaimah is home to four archaeological sites which are tentatively on the UNESCO World Heritage site list, more than any other Emirate. The Authority has established a long-term investment plan to protect and enhance these and other key cultural projects. This includes Suwaidi Pearls Farm, the only site in the UAE which still cultivates local pearls, all done by hand to preserve the Emirate’s culture and traditions. It has also embarked on a three phased restoration program at Jazirah Al Hamra, one of the last surviving pearl diving and seafaring towns of the Arabian Gulf. Scheduled to complete in 2025, experts are working in line with UNESCO guidelines to restore the village, using traditional and sustainable materials, to potentially make it accessible to the public as an attractive tourist destination.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Attractions with Purpose</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Under the Balanced Tourism platform, all upcoming attractions will be purpose built with sustainability standards and processes. Visitors can expect environmentally conscious development around Jebel Jais as well as across the more than 20 new sustainable tourism initiatives being developed across the Emirate. One example is the planned Scallop Ranch at Al Hamra Marine, a first of its kind attraction in the UAE that will support and enhance understanding of the marine ecosystem, with seagrass and sea cucumber species within the farm.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Community and Liveability</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In addition, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority is also embracing the concept of liveability as part of its Balanced Tourism ethos. This includes several progressive policies in place to promote employee well-being, leading to the Authority to be named the sixth best workplace in the UAE by Great Place to Work for 2022 in the Small &amp; Medium Organisations category, the highest placed government entity. It was also named one of the Best Workplaces for Women and a Great Place to Work in 2021, the first and only organisation in Ras Al Khaimah to be awarded this certification. The Authority has also introduced RAKFAM, a series of initiatives aimed at enriching connectivity, community life and facilities for tourism sector employees in the Emirate.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Sustainability as a driver of growth</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Led by the Authority in December last year, government entities, hotels and private sector industries came together at the 2021 Global Citizen Forum in Ras Al Khaimah to pledge collectively to deliver the Emirate’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy that will see it become the regional leader in environmentally conscious tourism by 2025. </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-10T12:00:00Z">Tue, 10/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced at the Arabian Travel Market of its new approach to sustainability – Balanced Tourism.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/31/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-wox8ddtbu1tpp2kepvvsqu2c8vyunc-4fd5inetcivk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-wox8DDTbu1tPP2KEpvvsqu2C8vyUnC-4Fd5InETcivk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Suwaidi%20Pearl%20Farm%20traditional%20boat.jpg" width="2500" height="1668" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 09 May 2022 17:41:49 +0000 eNethersole 64952 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero