The US space agency “NASA” and “Boeing” announced an agreement to design a new, single-aisle, low-emissions aircraft during this decade, making it the most environmentally friendly.
“From the beginning, NASA has been with you as you fly,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement. “NASA dared to go further, faster, and higher. And in doing so, NASA made flight more sustainable and reliable. It’s in our DNA.” Nuclear.
The two organizations aim for the project to help “find commercial aircraft of the future that are more fuel efficient, have environmental benefits, and have positive impacts on the commercial aviation industry and passengers around the world. If successful, we could see these technologies on board the planes that the public will fly to.” Heaven in the 1930s.
The first test flight of this experimental aircraft is scheduled for 2028.
Nelson explained that the goal is for the technology to serve about 50 percent of the commercial market with single-aisle aircraft intended for short-to-medium-haul flights.
Airlines rely heavily on single-aisle aircraft, which account for about half of aviation emissions worldwide, according to NASA.-
Developing new technology to reduce fuel use could support the US President Joe Biden’s administration’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.--
Boeing estimates that demand for new single-aisle aircraft will increase by 40,000 aircraft between 2035 and 2050.
The design that NASA and Boeing are working on could reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 30 percent compared to today’s most efficient aircraft, according to the agency.
The concept is called the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing, and it relies on long, thin wings held by inclined struts that connect the wings to the aircraft.
The shape of the design creates less resistance, which means burning less fuel, and the project will also include other environmentally friendly aviation technologies.
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In a statement, Bob Pearce, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, said, “NASA is working toward the ambitious goal of developing game-changing technologies to reduce aviation’s energy use and emissions over the coming decades to meet the aviation community’s goal of reducing carbon emissions.” net by 2050.