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Discussing climate-neutral flight

What would airborne mobility have to be like to radically reduce the emissions caused by air transport? The whole world is talking about hydrogen as a possible solution. However, flying with hydrogen not only requires completely new propulsion systems, but it will also have to be produced and transported to the airport. How can these … Continue reading Discussing climate-neutral flight

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Emission-free flight – DLR takes delivery of its new ‘Do 288’ research aircraft D-CEFD

At the COP26 UN Climate Conference held recently in Glasgow, numerous countries reaffirmed the target of making air transport climate-neutral by the middle of this century. One important step in this direction will be the development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aircraft on feeder and regional routes. The DLR ‘Do 228’ research aircraft D-CEFD will … Continue reading Emission-free flight – DLR takes delivery of its new ‘Do 288’ research aircraft D-CEFD

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Hybrid-electric propulsion systems enable more climate-friendly air transport

The development of climate-friendly technologies suitable for everyday use in the air transport system of the future is at the top of the list of priorities for the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). Among other things, research efforts are focused on new aircraft configurations that can be successfully operated commercially … Continue reading Hybrid-electric propulsion systems enable more climate-friendly air transport

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Climate impact of air transport – Current air transport climate targets insufficient for trend reversal

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set out climate protection targets for global air transport for the first time as part of its CORSIA programme . After 2020, air traffic should only be expanded in a climate-neutral way. In addition, the aim is to halve carbon dioxide emissions from air transport by 2050, … Continue reading Climate impact of air transport – Current air transport climate targets insufficient for trend reversal

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New study reveals global air transport contributes 3.5 percent to global warming

Global air transport accounts for 3.5 percent of anthropogenic climate warming. It is also apparent that only one third of aviation’s climate impact is due to carbon dioxide emissions and two thirds to non-carbon-dioxide effects, with contrails and the resulting cirrus clouds being the most significant factor. These are the findings of a comprehensive international … Continue reading New study reveals global air transport contributes 3.5 percent to global warming

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