Author Archives: Shannon Webster

What the First Dash 8 Hydrogen-Electric Flight Means for Aviation

By Shannon Webster

The aviation industry is taking another big step towards sustainable air travel with the successful test flight of Universal’s hydrogen-electric system on a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300, nicknamed Lightning McClean.

Hydrogen fuel cells are a pivotal advancement for electrical power flight. As the technology is developed further, larger aircraft and longer flights could be electrically powered. This trailblazing trial marks a critical juncture, as the aviation sector strives for sustainable air travel.

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Flight Operations in Antarctica: One of the World’s Most Challenging Environments

By Shannon Webster

Operating flights in Antarctica is unlike most other places on Earth. Logistics are hampered by extreme cold, wind, and limited infrastructure. However, with careful planning and execution, these trials can be conquered.

Whether flights are to transport scientists and supplies to scientific bases, or charter tourism flights, they all operate in an extreme environment. In this article, we look at a few of the challenges and how operating flights in this environment is different.

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