A decade or two back, virtually every transport ran on fossil fuels and combustion engines. These engines, even with their low efficiencies and pollution issues, had no viable replacements and therefore persisted. However, past 20 years have seen an enormous shift towards ‘cleaner’ energy. With fossil fuels being eliminated out of every possible scenario, transport has also shifted significantly towards electric power.
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This article examines the current state of MEA plane designs, the industry focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, what projects are currently in testing phase, and the many advantages to switching from hydraulic actuators to electric ones.
This article examines the status of the move togreener aviation, looking at power-to-weight relationships, propulsiontechnologies, transition away from hydraulic and pneumatic processes, and newaircraft designs as a solution to the challenges of the More Electric Aircraft.
In an era of global warming, ever increasing levels of carbon in the atmosphere, and increasingly dirty and expensive methods being required to extract fossil fuels, the time is right for the aviation industry to explore innovative new propolusion technologies.
Read about the electric future and the disrupters driving the aviation industry towards electric propolusion in this article.
The exponential growth in air travel is projected to triple greenhouse gas emissions from aviation by 2050. Traditional aerospace companies are investing heavily in research projects aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating CO2 emissions from short- and long-range air travel, making sustainable electric air mobility an attainable goal in the near future.
But it isn't only established companies making strides - there are several aviation startups attracting big-ticket investments in their technologies that are expected to disrupt the industry in more ways than one.
Although there is a lot of work to be done in lightweight power sources, energy storage, thermal management, and optimal system design, this article presents the 13 key players leading the charge in the sector. Click 'Download' below to learn more about their innovations and the challenges to overcome: