German Government misses chance for a more climate friendly aviation
The Action Plan Climate Protection 2020 which the German Federal Government adopted today misses a chance to establish climate-friendly fuels in aviation. Sustainable alternatives like biojet fuel offer the greatest potential to minimize CO2 emissions and increase long-term security of supply.
aireg elects Manfred Aigner as President for Science and Research
The General Assembly of the German aireg unanimously elected Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner as its new president for science and research during its meeting in Leipzig on November 20th. Manfred Aigner is director of the Institute of Combustion Technology at the German Aerospace Center DLR.
Lufthansa confirms leadership position on alternative aviation fuels
Today Lufthansa completed the first revenue passenger flight on sugar-based biofuel en route from Frankfurt to Berlin. After the six-month test flight program “burnFAIR” in 2011 the airline demonstrated yet another innovative and eco-friendly fuel.
The biojet test flight program that Lufthansa conducted in 2011 has been scientifically monitored and evaluated. The final report of the project “burnFAIR” can now be downloaded here (German only).