Tag Archives: aviation

Fumesday

Clean power jobs take a massive hit 12,500 jobs were added to the clean energy sector in September. That might seem like a decent quota for a minority industry, until one sees the comparatives. That number means almost 14% of the sector’s pre-COVID-19 workforce is left unemployed, according to the latest analysis of federal unemployment filings prepared […]

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No-Fly Zone

Airline industry, workforce approaching crisis as travel continues to suffer American Airlines announced this week that it anticipates furloughing almost 20,000 workers by October 1. That would be standout news if it weren’t extremely common for the industry right now. Between voluntary mitigations including scaled-back hours, buyouts, and temporary leaves of absence designed to avoid […]

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Uncaged Bird

MagniX runs successful 350 HP test for electric Cessna MagniX, the electric aviation company based in Redmond, Wash., today announced the successful testing of a 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’. Described as a milestone not only by the company but by news outlets including WIRED […]

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GE: Trust The Process

Despite headlines, it’s not all bad for General Electric You might have seen that General Electric just laid off over 200 workers from its GE Power branch in Schenectady, NY. Perhaps you noticed July 30, when GE Digital, a promising standalone cousin created in 2015, announced it would be selling off its assets. Possibly you’ve […]

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Southwest Searching for Answers

Inspections, metal durability, structural flaws all concerns after accident Metal fatigue and inspection oversight are coming into focus as the causal identities for a harrowing accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday that left one passenger dead and traumatized 148 others in a required emergency landing. Preliminary concerns are focusing on the aircraft’s engine, specifically […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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Above the Clouds

NASA has plans to take electric motors and generators to new heights On Tuesday, NASA made its first official announcement regarding plans to use electricity to power airplanes in the future. This tweet appeared around 5 PM: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion will power the aircraft of the future. https://t.co/KPczzzJA7B #AIAASciTech pic.twitter.com/Czoa9gn4iK — NASA Glenn Research (@NASAglenn) January […]

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Picc of the Litter

Would you like smog with that? Here’s an effective method of raising environmental awareness: just rub their face in it. Guests at a recent ceremony at the Musée de’l Homme in Paris were offered “Smog Tasting” by the World Health Organization. It came in the form of “prepared meringue desserts exposed to the pollution levels […]

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