Enabling Cryogenic Hydrogen-Based CO2-Free Air Transport: Meeting the Demands of Zero Carbon Aviation
Flightpath 2050 from the European Union (EU) sets ambitious targets for reducing the emissions from civil aviation that contribute to climate change. Relative to aircraft in service in year 2000, new aircraft in 2050 are to reduce CO 2 emissions by 75% and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 90% per passenger kilometer flown. While significant improvements in asset management and aircraft and propulsion-system efficiency and are foreseen, it is recognized that the Flightpath 2050 targets will not be met with conventional jet fuel.
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CHEETA: An All-Electric Aircraft Takes Cryogenics and Superconductivity on Board: Combatting climate change
At the recent 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference last year, more than 140 countries pledged to achieve net-zero emissions to combat climate change. And in a dramatic appeal to attain sustainability in the skies, Europe’s Flightpath 2050 initiated a bold effort to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide by 75%, NOx emissions by 90%, and the noise footprint by 60% by the midcentury mark.
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