Goodbye fuel world

Rowe, Mark
December 2008
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Dec2008, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p44
The article reports that aircraft manufacturers and airlines have cooperated to search for a way to travel by air without kerosene. According to the article, air travel is responsible for 700 million tonnes of global carbon emissions each year. The global demand for oil from all industry sectors and the rise in oil prices have encouraged the airline industry to research alternative fuels to help reduce its environmental impact. Statistics are given from the International Air Transport Association, which would like a carbon-free aircraft flying by the year 2050. The kerosene alternative of "drop-in" fuel, reducing fuel through air traffic control, the Silent Aircraft Initiative, and the industry's carbon targets are discussed. INSETS: Flying into the future;On a wing and a prayer.


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