News & Industry Affairs
- NASA: TSAS air traffic software wins award
- The green aviation debate
- NASA: Revolutionising engine efficiency - shrinking aviation's carbon footprint
- NASA: CRM international collaboration
- Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation
- German Aerospace Center/Lufthansa release AJF study
- Boeing delivers increased efficiencies, reduced waste and emissions
- AASA & IATA: Aviation industry's Greenhouse Gas Emissions responsibility
- NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution
- NASA: reduce fuel burn with a dose of BLI
- IATA Environmental Policy: Combating the illegal trade of wildlife
As the world’s middle class expands, so does its ability to travel. Passenger numbers are expected to double over the next two decades, and carbon emissions from aviation will rise along with them—by about 300 percent by 2050. While today’s flights emit half as much as they did in 1990, further savings are needed to meet the industry’s goal of capping its carbon emissions. Meanwhile airlines are investing in new technology, alternative fuels, and operational advances.
Kelsey Nowakowski, National Geographic Journalist.
Below: A Pratt & Whitney F100 turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle being tested in the hush house at Florida Air National Guard base. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AF100_F-15_engine.JPG. Credit: Shelley Gill (123232730) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.