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3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

Jan 31,2023

Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission.
Already, airlines belonging to the International Association of Travel Agents (IATA) have committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. This will mean that the volume of CO2 emitted by airlines is balanced by the volume of emissions removed from the atmosphere.
The first net-zero flights are already taking off, with some using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and others offsetting flight emissions using a book-and-claim system for buying SAF.
Hybrid electric propulsion is being incorporated into a radical new type of power unit for aircraft.¡°New propulsion technologies will play an important role in achieving aviation¡¯s net-zero goals, along with new aircraft designs and sustainable energy sources,¡° Sabine Klauke, Chief Technology Officer at aviation manufacturer Airbus, told Avionics International.
A consortium of aviation and aerospace companies, including Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, GKN Aerospace and Collins Aerospace, have joined forces with the University of Stuttgart on the Sustainable Water-Injecting Turbofan Comprising Hybrid-Electrics (SWITCH) project.
The project combines hybrid-electric propulsion with water-enhanced turbofans (WET), which boosts flight efficiency by recovering water vapour from a plane¡¯s exhaust and recycling it back into the engine¡¯s combustion chamber.
Innovating to streamline operations and develop low-carbon solutions is an important part of aviation industry efforts to reach net-zero emissions, but more needs to be done. Policymakers, regulators and business leaders need to agree an action plan to bring about real change, supported by a policy framework that encourages greater adoption of SAFs and low-carbon solutions by airlines.
Initiatives like the World Economic Forum¡¯s Clean Skies for Tomorrow programme brings together leaders from industry, government and civil society to help drive efforts to reach the net-zero emissions by 2050 goal.
Under this background, The 13th Annual Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2023 will be held in Chengdu City,Sichuan Province in April 25th-26th,2023.This forum aims to face the current severe international situation and the development challenges of the 14th Five-Year Plan and Vision 2035, mobilize all parties in the industry to work together, seize the opportunities and jointly promote the rapid development of China's civil aviation industry.

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