Articles tagged with: Research

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Better flight connections

11.2016 | Dealing with the increase in worldwide air traffic between urban centers calls for new, quieter aircraft and more efficient airports. Big data applications also help get passengers and luggage to their destination more quickly.

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The Paint Job

11.2016 | Paint is important—and not just for the external appearance of an aircraft. Paintwork has many functions, which include protecting aircraft against corrosion and lengthening their service lives. In the future, it will even improve environmental performance.

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Saving fuel is in

11.2016 | Aviation can already point to huge progress in its environmental performance. Over the past 50 years, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 70 percent per passenger kilometer. However, because the transport sector continues to grow, there are numerous initiatives designed to make the increasing aviation traffic more environmentally friendly.

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“We also have to rethink our behavior”

11.2016 | Innovations in aviation primarily target the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions. But that might not be enough, says Prof. Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

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The next wave

11.2016 | For the next decade, the engine for the Airbus A320neo is set to become even more economical. To ensure this, two key components of the GTF are currently in the testing phase at MTU Aero Engines.