Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
Boeing projects a demand for 38,050 new airplanes over the next 20 years, an increase of 3.5 percent from last year's forecast. Boeing released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) on June 11th, estimating the total value of those new airplanes at $5.6 trillion.
SPECIAL REPORT / European researchers foresee a time when people could travel across the globe in the equivalent’s of today’s hybrid cars – an airplane that uses fossil fuel when a burst of energy is needed, then switches to stored electricity while cruising to a landing.
Airline bosses have called on the European Commission to legislate to reduce the number of ground air traffic control strikes, and on the European Union as a whole to lift “all unreasonable taxes” on aviation.
SPECIAL REPORT / While airlines are under the gun to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, a new EU-financed study by researchers from Germany, Ireland, Italy and Serbia suggests that airports waste significant amounts of energy. By taking relatively inexpensive steps, airports could save money, cut energy consumption - and reduce emissions.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), commonly known as ‘drones’, are here to stay. But before “allowing drone operations everywhere in Europe from 2016 onwards”, as the EU Transport Commissioner pledges, we must erase any safety, security and privacy doubts, writes Dirk Polloczek.
EU governments pour too much public money into obsolete enterprises and thereby keep low-quality transport services going when they should not be allowed to do so, said Siim Kallas in an interview reflecting on his legacy as Commission Vice-President in the Barroso II team.
2014 marks the centenary of the commercial aviation industry. Over the past 100 years, aviation has played a major role in facilitating movement of both people and goods and driving innovation, supporting economic growth in most parts of the world
A trade war between USA and Europe over the Open Skies agreement must not be triggered because all European and US airlines will be penalized for the benefit of airlines from third countries, writes Emmanuel Jahan. But that is what may happen if no action is taken to guarantee fair competition, particularly at the social and fiscal levels in Europe and the USA.
A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of an agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday (3 December) to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions.
The business outlook for civil aviation is looking bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a consolidation of the sector, according to the latest industry forecast.
SPECIAL REPORT / The failure to clinch a global deal within two years on reducing aviation greenhouse gas emissions could pave the way to a patchwork of regulations that would harm airlines and the environment, analysts say.
Millions of urban Europeans are exposed to aviation noise that contributes to stress, high blood pressure and even weight gain, say health specialists who want stronger measures to make flying quieter.
The PurePower engine family from Pratt & Whitney reduces fuel consumption, noise and environmental emissions— factors that improve flight paths, cut emission tariffs and reduce flight time. It’s all about lower costs and better environmental performance.
While global talks continue on a possible market-based approach to reduce aviation carbon emissions, jet engine manufacturers are “running as fast as we can in order to reduce the fuel burn", said Alan H. Epstein, stressing that engines are growing quieter and more efficient every year.
The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe held its flagship annual event in Prague, on the eve of the European elections. Together with high level representatives of EU institutions, Agencies and national governments we took stock of the achievements of the past legislature and reflected on ways to further improve cooperation in the next one, focusing on European industrial policies and the competitiveness of our sectors.