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Environmental technology and the future of flight

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posted on 26.05.2015 by Lucy Budd, Thomas Budd
Purpose To examine the role of new aeronautical technologies in improving commercial aviation’s environmental performance. Methodology/approach Reviews the environmental improvements that may be conferred through the adoption of alternative aviation fuels and new airframe, engine and navigation technologies. Findings Although aeronautical technologies have evolved considerably since the earliest days of powered flight, the aviation industry is now reaching a point of diminishing returns as growing global consumer demand for air transport outstrips incremental improvements in environmental efficiency. The chapter describes some of the technological interventions that are being pursued to improve aviation’s environmental performance and discusses the extent to which these innovations will help to deliver a more sustainable aviation industry.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Sustainable Aviation Futures

Pages

87 - 108

Citation

BUDD, L.C.S. and BUDD, T., 2013. Environmental technology and the future of flight. IN: Budd, L.C.S., Griggs, S. and Howarth, D. (eds). Sustainable Aviation Futures. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 87 - 108.

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© Emerald Group Publishing

Version

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2013

Notes

This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/17610. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The definitive version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2044-9941(2013)0000004004

ISBN

9781781905951

ISSN

2044-9941

Book series

Transport and Sustainability;4

Language

en

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