Zero-emission airplanes: are we far from that?
Added on Thu November 14th, 2019
The future of zero-emission airplanes could be right around the corner. Recently, people make eco-conscious decisions and they are more interested in environment. However, a lot of people have to travel around the world and they have to use airplanes, the biggest contributors to carbon emissions. What are consumers to do? Consumers are concerned and would like options so they can continue to live their life in a normal manner as much as possible. They can travel in a sustainable way (read more), but it isn’t enough. Solution could be electric plane. The concept is similar to electric cars, but in the air. Instead of using traditional fuel to power a plane, electric planes use large batteries that are chargeable and provide a powerful and clean flight. Electric planes are ideal for trips less than 1,000 miles.
Electric planes are already being tested around the world: plane e-Genius, designed by engineers of University of Stuttgart, Sugar VOLT Airplane of Boeing, E-Fan X of Airbus.
When can we use these zero-emission airplanes? Electric planes could be relatively commonplace within 20 years. They will likely be small planes that can hold around 100 passengers and will fly mostly between regional airports.
The Federal Aviation Administration has yet to approve electric planes for passenger travel. In order for zero-emission airplanes to be commonplace, the Federal Aviation Administration needs to update its guidelines to include more than just traditional fuel-powered planes.
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