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DLR and BDLI present white paper on zero-emission aviation

The energy transition in air transport, with the goal of zero emissions, is possible by mid-century but requires a considerable increase in innovation. This is being emphasised by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie; BDLI) at today’s joint … Continue reading DLR and BDLI present white paper on zero-emission aviation

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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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GE Creating the Future of High-Efficiency, Net-Zero Carbon Flight

Awarded $4.8 million for two projects through ARPA-E’s Aviation-class Synergistically Cooled Electric-motors with iNtegrated Drives (ASCEND) and Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) programs to develop a hybrid electric propulsion system that runs entirely on carbon neutral biofuels.GE researchers tapping deep research capabilities across the Lab in electric motors, … Continue reading GE Creating the Future of High-Efficiency, Net-Zero Carbon Flight

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Discussions on Sustainable Aviation Take Place in Abu Dhabi

Between 2013 and 2018 the number of air travellers increased by 38 per cent, and the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) expects annual passenger numbers to double to 8.2 billion by 2037. While this growth could support up to 100 million jobs over the next 20 years, it will also increase aviation carbon emissions. Finding … Continue reading Discussions on Sustainable Aviation Take Place in Abu Dhabi

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New Task Force to tackle aviation-related issues in wind energy

WindEurope has launched a new Aviation Task Force, gathering a wide range of stakeholders to tackle one of the major challenge areas for wind power today. The launch of the Aviation Task Force is timely: according to many in the wind turbines sector, aviation-related issues are now the leading cause of permitting problems across several … Continue reading New Task Force to tackle aviation-related issues in wind energy

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Aviation in international climate protection protocols

Aviation and the impact it can have on the climate can be integrated into international climate protection protocols. This would enable significant reductions in climate-related emissions and associated impact, with a modest effect on the demand for air transport. These are the findings of a recent study conducted by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum … Continue reading Aviation in international climate protection protocols

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