A special report from Aviation Week & Space Technology explores green aviation’s future. The report includes the latest innovations in the fields of electric propulsion, laminar flow and biofuels.
In the recent years, tremendous progress has been seen towards development of biofuels produced from substances such as animal fat, non-petroleum-based materials and microalgae, which are likely to be approved for usage in aircrafts by mid 2011.
The report examines biofuels as well as other breakthroughs that are environmental-related throughout the aviation industry that commits itself towards increasing resources for developing and utilizing advanced technologies of a wider range that allows airlines for operating with much more efficiency while reducing carbon emissions greatly.
The aviation industry is currently undertaking critical steps that are necessary for achieving, by the year 2020, carbon-neutral growth. This will be achieved not just by way of biofuels, but also by smarter operations, modernization of fleets as well as implementing significant infrastructure improvements. Aviation Week & Space Technology belongs to The McGraw-Hill Group Companies and is the largest provider of multimedia information as well as services towards the global aerospace, defense and aviation industries.