Category Archives: Tech

Eco-friendly aircraft tugs are taking charge

Environmentally-friendly, remotely-controlled, electric aircraft tugs are taking over the role of ground handling, pushback and hanger movements at airports around the world. Spanish airline, Iberia is the latest to start using remotely controlled Mototok electric tugs for moving their aircraft at Madrid and Barcelona Airports. Their eight...

Restoration videos can be…restorative!

I didn’t realise restoration videos were a ‘thing’, but our new surreal circumstances act as a catalyst for new discoveries and experiences. Where many have used self-isolation as an enforced opportunity to binge-watch movies and TV series, I have found myself wading through a backlog of Youtube...

British Airways Trial 3D Printing

British Airways are looking at ways that 3D printing technology could improve punctuality and reduce carbon emissions by bypassing the need to fly spare parts out to its fleet around the world. The thinking is that 3D printers located at airports around the world, could be used...

The Fabulous Napier Sabre Aero Engine

You’ve gotta love it! What a spectacular piece of engineering the Napier Sabre is!  At least, what a spectacular engineering concept. Sadly its early iterations at the start of WW2 weren’t always the finest examples of engineering quality control when they went into production. So they weren’t...

Electric Vehicles on Safari

Electric safari vehicles are a bit of a no-brainer really. Not only does the pristine bush wilderness and wildlife cry out for a low-to-zero carbon footprint, but silent electric safari vehicles are perfect for sneaking up on, and observing, animals in the wild. Makanyi Lodge in South...

Zero-Emission Catamaran Visits London

Energy Observer will be the first hydrogen vessel to sail around the world when she completes her 6-year mission to test a range of eco-friendly, zero-emission, marine power technologies, and at the same time, inspire people in the 101 stopovers in 50 counties along the way. Energy...

Floating Igloo Houseboats

Here’s an interesting concept for eco-friendly, adventure tourism accommodation – a floating igloo houseboat. A Finnish company, AuroraHut, is producing a self-contained igloo boat™ that can be used as a houseboat on water in summer, and as an igloo on top of ice in winter. The 12-sided...

Robot Car Parking at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet park passengers’ cars. The airport signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics on Tuesday, to set up a trial later this year. The trial will run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020...

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