MPs to explore low-carbon flights with green fuel experts and major airlines

In its fourth evidence session on Net zero aviation and shipping, the Environmental Audit Committee will explore how the fuels powering flights can be made more sustainable as the UK strives to meet net zero. Across two panels, MPs will first discuss the potential of sustainable aviation fuels with green fuel experts including the Green Alliance […]

GWR fast-charging trial brings regular battery-only rail services a step closer

Great Western Railway has signed a deal with manufacturer Vivarail to trial new battery-charging technology on its network, paving the way for battery-only trains to run in regular passenger service in the future. The trial, supported by Network Rail, will take place on the Greenford branch line, London, later this year and test Vivarail’s trackside […]

Another step towards sustainable air freight

In a deal representing one of the most significant sustainable aviation fuel purchases in the freight forwarding industry, DHL has bought 33m litres of sustainable aviation fuel from Air France KLM Martinair Cargo in a three-year arrangement. DHL Global Forwarding is excited about this new endeavor with AFKLMP, which has been a long-term, reliable partner and […]

Government commits funding to “build back better and greener in our skies”

Faster, quieter and greener journeys by air are one step closer today (Friday, 21 January) thanks to a further £3.7m investment in redesigning the UK’s ‘motorways in the sky’, the Government has confirmed.  The funding will support its programme to modernise the UK’s airspace for the first time since the 1950s, helping the aviation industry “build back better” from the Covid-19 […]

World-first: Urban-Air Port prepares to open Coventry hub and secures landmark investment

British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd (UAP), has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies’ shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility (AAM) into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The world’s first fully operational hub for eVTOLs, Air-One, will open for public visits […]

Go-Ahead shares suspended in fall-out from rail franchise breach

Go-Ahead’s share on the London Stock exchange have been suspended from trading this morning, pending finalisation of results for the year ended 3 July 2021. On 9 December 2021, the Company announced that it and its auditors, Deloitte, needed additional time to finalise the Company’s audited financial statements for the year ended 3 July 2021 […]

HS2 Ltd celebrates a successful 2021 and looks ahead to 2022

HS2 Ltd has released a suite of new images and a video celebrating the massive progress made on the project during 2021. Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd, said: “It has been a year of major moments for HS2 – from the start of tunnelling, to hitting 20,000 jobs, to awarding the contract to build […]

The future of rail: Everything you need to know…

ANALYSIS: In a special briefing, the independent House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper to explain everything that you need to know about the history of privatisation and the future government-run Great British Railways organisation. Backed by verifiable figures, the 57-page document (download below) covers six key areas: Background on rail reform in […]

UAE sets out ambitious integrated road-rail system

The AED50 billion (£10.27bn) project aims at establishing integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the UAE Etihad Rail is the first transport system that connects key cities of the UAE from Ghuwaifat to Fujairah. The UAE Government announced the launch of the UAE Railways Program, the largest integrated system for transporting goods and passengers […]

Government-backed liquid hydrogen plane paves way for zero-emission flight

Government-backed liquid hydrogen plane paves way for zero-emission flight. Key points: passengers could one day fly anywhere in the world with no carbon emissions as £15 million UK project unveils designs for a new liquid hydrogen plane this comes as 8 companies secure the go-ahead for their sustainable aviation fuel developments from the government’s separate […]

British Airways and Phillips 66 agree first ever UK-produced sustainable aviation fuel supply

British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited. Key points: British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have signed a multi-year sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) supply agreement Sustainable aviation fuel produced at […]