Aviation.


Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

21 January 2022

New technology converts carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into SAF

1. Sustainable aviation fuel A new technology unveiled by Johnson Matthey is able to efficiently convert carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), […]
21 January 2022

Why airplanes might soon have just one pilot

The possibility of having a single-pilot cockpit has come to the forefront more and more in recent months. In the fall of 2021, Airbus announced that […]
20 January 2022

Belgian teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

On Thursday January 20th, the Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford broke the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, landing her light […]
20 January 2022

Several flights to the US suspended over 5G concerns

The imminent deployment of high-speed 5G telecommunications services in the United States (US) led to the suspension of several flights to the country on 18 and […]
20 January 2022

A 68-year-old woman was asked to disembark her flight after removing mask to drink water

A 68-year-old woman sued an airline after the crew kicked her out for removing the mask to drink water. The woman, identified as Medora Clai Reading, […]
20 January 2022

London City Airport expects strong passenger demand to fuel recovery in 2022

London City Airport expects pent up passenger demand to fuel a surge in growth in 2022, with the introduction of new routes and the return of […]
19 January 2022

What do “ghost flights” reveal about our current reality?

A Portuguese 28-year-old traveled on an empty plane from Thailand to Singapore. Tiago Albuquerque traveled alone on January 11th from Krabi airport in Thailand to Singapore, […]
18 January 2022

Hong Kong Airport bans transit passengers from more than 150 countries

On Friday January 14th, Hong Kong Airport announced that from Sunday January 16th, stopovers of passengers from more than 150 countries will be banned. The new […]
17 January 2022

American Airlines passenger storms cockpit and damages flight controls

A man stormed the cockpit of an American Airlines plane damaging flight controls and provoking a delay of eight hours. The incident happened as the passenger […]
14 January 2022

KLM adds 0.5% Sustainable Aviation Fuel for flights departing from Amsterdam

As of this week KLM will start adding 0.5% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam. In addition, the airline will offer its customers […]
14 January 2022

9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021, 39% more than in 2020

In 2021, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 9.4 million passengers, that is 39% more than in the crisis year 2020, but a decline of 64% compared to […]
13 January 2022

Emirates closes A380 on-board lounges to curb Covid-19 spread

1. Temporary refusal Air passengers travelling on A380 planes from Emirates won’t be allowed to enjoy the on-board bar and lounge, the airline announced, in a […]
13 January 2022

Brussels Airlines CEO Peter Gerber: “We expect to be profitable again as from next year”

The past year has been a challenging one for Brussels Airlines. Ten months at the helm of the Belgian airline, CEO Peter Gerber gave an interview […]
12 January 2022

Ryanair solves Lufthansa’s ghost flight problem: “Just sell the seats at low fares”

Ryanair has today called on the European Commission to ignore Lufthansa’s false claims about operating “ghost flights” just so they can “block” their slots and protect […]
12 January 2022

This is how 2022 will look for commercial aviation

Following the publication of Eurocontrol’s 2021 report and 2022 forecast on the evolution of European traffic, everything seems to indicate a gradual recovery in global aviation. […]
12 January 2022

Heathrow suffers record drop in passenger traffic

Heathrow London airport suffered a drastic drop in passenger traffic in 2021, recording figures below those of 2020. According to figures published by the Civil Aviation […]