The airline industry is feeling the pressure to prepare for climate change… It's going to be a long flight, folks!
Air traffic is forecasted to grow annually by 4,5% for the next 20 years. Fuel efficiency is supposed to improve 1,5% annually until 2020. How is Airbus reacting to foster growth and avoid the pressure of climate change?
British Airways has taken innovative steps to reduce carbon emissions, yet was recently ranked one of the least fuel-efficient transatlantic carriers.
The “Global Transport Sector Climate Action Framework” issued in 2008, stated that the aviation industry was aiming to improve fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020. Although this goal indicates progress within the aerospace industry, it will take a truly disruptive technology to take the next huge leap forward in jet engine efficiency. Additive manufacturing is that technology, and General Electric (GE) Aviation in leading the way in applying this revolutionary new manufacturing method to aerospace.
Discussion on the impact of climate change on how aircraft manufacturers operate, with a particular focus on Boeing.
In the pursuit to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, we developed efficient airplanes that use less fuel. Technology improved aerodynamics, enhanced engine performance and reduced planes’ weight. But we are still using the same fossil fuel we used since the inception of aviation. Can we change that?
With a wildly passionate fan base, first-principles processes, and a robust launch manifest to fund its reusable first-stage rocket program, SpaceX has secured its position as the most competitively operating aerospace company in the world.
$60 million rockets? What a bargain!
SpaceX uses product and process innovation to reliably deliver the lowest cost per kg of payload to orbit.
Bombardier's aim for the stars foiled by its inability to set up equally ambitious operating standards