The rivalry between Airbus and Boeing may have attracted the greatest attention in 2019 at Paris Airways this week, but it was a new technology that dominated behind the scenes.
Aviation currently accounts for about 2.5% of global carbon emissions and the industry has promised to halve its footprint from 2005 to 2050 through a compensation program. Therefore, engineering firms seek to present a number of environmental inventions such as hybrid engines, urban mobility cars and autonomous flight systems at the annual event, which is the largest aerospace industry. essentially forward-looking, which helps shape. That is why innovation is one of the main themes of this 53rd edition, "said organizers in Paris.
Not only environmental considerations lead the study: UBS estimates sales of $ 1
"We need to make aviation more sustainable and more sustainable," said Rolls-Royce. Technical Director Paul Stein told reporters in Paris, where the British engineering giant announced the capture of Siemens' electric aviation division.
"The consumer will probably require acceleration in this space," said Celin Fornoro, head of the UBS industry survey. "Began to be present in the minds of all".
Elias Alice, an electric plane
Alice, designed as the world's first fully electric jet made by the Israelis, was designed to fly up to 650 miles at the a cruising speed of 240 knots (276 mph) while producing zero emissions, which can make it the world's most environmentally friendly bunker, Eviation Aircraft also claims to have 70% less operating costs than conventional jets, thanks to a drive system Emma, which relies on three electric motor and a battery of 3500 kg.
"This plane is probably not a future. He is there, ready and waiting, "Eibar Chief Executive Officer Omer Bar-Johan told reporters in Paris before explaining that the plane will be tested in Arizona later this year. If everything goes well, Alice will be presented for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2020 and production will begin in the US by 2021. Deliveries of the $ 4 million green airplane are scheduled to begin in 2022 to buy 92 models. United Technology Project 804, hybrid-electric additive
The automotive industry has made electrical and hybrid-electric transport a reality on the ground. Now, United Technologies wants to take it to the sky through "Project 804", which adds new battery technology and a 2-megawatt hybrid-electric system to propel an existing aircraft.
"We generally take up a propulsion turboprop and do so that during takeoff and climb around half of the power is supplied electrically and about half of the power is maintained by the engine, said United Technologies chief technology officer Paul Eremenko, quoted by CNBC in Paris for a typical one-hour flight of 30% and significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions. strives to demonstrate only Aviation Airbus describes its Skunkworks Vahana project as an "electric passenger airplane with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), but for everyone else it will always be known as a" flying taxi "
Airbus Vahana at the Paris Air Show