After the introduction of this technology, future flights will be environmentally friendly.
NASA and Boeing to work together on test-and-fly project
Will benefit future commercial airlines and passengers worldwide
Washington, US space agency NASA and aircraft manufacturer Boeing are working together on a project that will make future flights environmentally friendly. According to a CNN report, NASA and Boeing will work together on the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project to build, test and fly an emissions-reducing single-aisle aircraft this decade. NASA Administrator Nelson said in a statement that NASA’s goal is for their partnership with Boeing to help them produce and test a demonstration engine that will benefit future commercial airlines and passengers around the world. entire. The space agency hopes that by 2030 this technology will be in common use.
The first test flight of this experimental aircraft is expected to take place in 2028. According to NASA, thanks to this new aircraft, about 50% of the commercial market can be benefited in the early stages. The space agency said airlines rely heavily on single-aisle aircraft, which are responsible for almost half of the world’s aviation emissions. Developing new technologies to reduce fuel burn can meet the Biden administration’s goal of achieving net carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, as outlined in the U.S. Fuel Action Plan. aviation climate.
Will reduce fuel consumption by 30%
Boeing estimates that demand for new single-aisle aircraft will increase by 40,000 between 2035 and 2050. According to the agency, the design NASA and Boeing are working on could reduce fuel burn and emissions by up to 30% compared to today’s most efficient aircraft. For this, it will be developed on the technology of braced transonic wings, which will stabilize the wings by diagonal struts connecting them to the aircraft. Such a design form creates less drag, which means less fuel consumption. The sustainable flight demonstrator will also integrate other green aviation technologies.
Tags: Airplane, flight operations, Flights, Nasa
FIRST POST: January 19, 2023, 09:40 IST