The union leadership of AirTran Airways pilots announced that its members have overwhelmingly approved a measure granting them the authority to call a strike if contract talks fail. 97.5% of pilots voted in favor of the strike ballot. More than 96% of eligible pilots participated in the polling. AirTran and its pilots have been in contract talks for more than five years.
Australian sustainable aviation fuel industry receives massive boost with major investment
The Australian sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry has received a massive boost with a major joint investment. A Queensland biofuel refinery being jointly developed by Jet Zero Australia and LanzaJet is to receive investment from Qantas Group, Airbus, and the Queensland Government. The refinery is looking to produce SAF from agricultural by-products, including sugar cane.