Sustainable (Green) Aviation: Challenges and Opportunities

Event
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
Air travel continues to experience the fastest growth among all modes of transportation. Therefore the environmental issues such as noise, emissions and fuel burn (consumption), for both airplane and airport operations, have become important for energy and environmental sustainability. This paper provides an overview of issues related to air transportation and its impact on environment followed by topics dealing with noise and emissions mitigation by technological solutions including new aircraft and engine designs/technologies, alternative fuels, and materials as well as examination of aircraft operations logistics including Air-Traffic Management (ATM), Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR), Close Formation Flying (CFF), and tailored arrivals to minimize fuel burn. The ground infrastructure for sustainable aviation, including the concept of ‘Sustainable Green Airport Design’ is also covered.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-3085
Pages
24
Citation
Agarwal, R., "Sustainable (Green) Aviation: Challenges and Opportunities," Aerospace 2(1):1-20, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-3085.
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Published
Jan 10, 2009
Product Code
2009-01-3085
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English