Browsing the "airplanes" Tag

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Volare Hybrid Plane is Pretty, Flies

We’ve seen more than a few new-age planes here on Gas 2, from hybrid planes to full-electric planes to solar-electric planes. They’re all ugly. The new Volare, from Italian builder Volta, is free. King. Gorgeous. Just look at the thing. I want to name it “Bettina” and do dirty things to it. The beautiful, stunning, […]

May 14th

HondaJet, A Lighter Kind of Airplane, Makes Maiden Voyage

While we all know Honda makes cars and motorcycles, did you know they also make garden equipment, power generators, and even robots? Apparently they now make planes too, and their first aircraft, the HondaJet, uses 20% less fuel than competitors. The super-light plane is made from composite materials, a combination of carbon fiber (often used […]

January 7th

Upright "Seats" The Future of Air Travel?

I do not care for flying for a number of reasons. Mostly though, because I find the seats too small, the cabin too cramped, the the bellowing of jet engines quite distracting. I’d really rather drive than fly, though I realize that isn’t always an option. Airlines have been hit hard by the economy, and […]

September 16th

Rentech to Supply Renewable Synthetic Fuels for Los Angeles International Airport

[social_buttons] Today, Rentech, Inc. announced that it will be supplying renewable synthetic fuels to eight airlines for ground service equipment operations at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This multi-year agreement will supply the airlines with up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable RenDiesel. The airline purchasers under the agreement with Aircraft Service […]

August 19th