Air New Zealand taps zero-emission plane development partners

New Zealand zero emission

No doubt inspired by its nation’s status as one of the most environmentally conscious on the planet, flag carrier Air New Zealand has revealed four aircraft development companies it has selected to begin test flights of zero-emission planes in 2026.

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For KLM, Mainblades drone inspection is about to become a vital part of aircraft maintenance

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken another stride toward the routine use of drones for passenger aircraft inspection. It’s transforming its previously exploratory relationship with UAV service provider Mainblades into a multi-year partnership that aims to develop the automated process into a regular part of airline maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activity.

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Graphics show drastic drop in air traffic with COVID-19

Like so many aspects of the global economy, air travel has taken a major hit in the era of COVID-19. Cutbacks in business travel, international travel restrictions, and stay-at-home orders have led to a huge drop in air traffic.

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