The Future by Airbus – – Airbus unveils its 2050 vision for “Smarter Skies”

 

Airbus’ “Smarter Skies” vision — which was unveiled during September 2012 — consists of five concepts that could be implemented in all phases of an aircraft’s operation to reduce waste in time and fuel, as well as contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

They include: aircraft takeoff in continuous “eco-climb,” free flight and formation along “express skyways,” free-glide approaches and landings, low-emission ground operations and the use of sustainable biofuels and other potential energy sources. This video clip includes comments from Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President Engineering.

 

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