CLEAN, BLUE SKIES AND GREEN INI­TIA­TIVES GAIN MO­MEN­TUM

To an­swer en­vi­ron­men­tal con­cerns in the aero­space in­dus­try, cre­ative solutions and at­tempts find a way at the airshow to sus­tain a more eco-friendly avi­a­tion.

SP's Airbuz - - Show Report Dubai Airshow 2019 - AYUSHEE CHAUD­HARY

Many al­liances are be­ing wit­nessed in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try that are driv­ing ad­vance­ments in aero­space sus­tain­abil­ity and emis­sions re­duc­tions plug­ging in their re­sources to deal with the great chal­lenge fac­ing the in­dus­try; to be­come more sus­tain­able while man­ag­ing ex­po­nen­tial growth rates. Many of these lead­ing in­no­va­tors from the aero­space sus­tain­abil­ity sec­tor were present at the airshow, where sus­tain­abil­ity was ad­vo­cated not just by ex­hibitors but also by the or­gan­is­ers.

Elec­tric bug­gies and seg­ways were used to move vis­i­tors around the show.

Eti­had Air­ways and Boe­ing lead the in­dus­try’s move to re­duce emis­sions through a first-of-its-kind ‘eco part­ner­ship’ with their green liner, a spe­cially-themed Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner which will be used as a fly­ing lab­o­ra­tory to test prod­ucts, pro­ce­dures and ini­tia­tives de­signed to re­duce air­craft car­bon emis­sions. The air­craft is ex­pected to be in­tro­duced next year. A spe­cial Boe­ing 787 ‘eco flight’ to Brus­sels will take place dur­ing Abu Dhabi Sus­tain­abil­ity Week in Jan­uary 2020, an­nounced Eti­had.

The world’s first eco-friendly air race – Air Race E, the Air­bus­backed elec­tric rac­ing se­ries, un­veiled the first elec­tric race plane, ‘ White Light­ning’. An­nounced and un­veiled by Air Race E race pro­moter Jeff Zalt­man, it is the first-ever ex­am­ple of an elec­tric race plane by York­shire-based Team Con­dor and

will com­pete in the in­au­gu­ral Air Race E event in 2020.

The first af­ter­noon of Dubai Airshow 2019 fly­ing the dis­play was opened by Emi­rates Air­bus A380 through a spe­cial fly­past. To make a spe­cial nod to Expo 2020 theme, sus­tain­abil­ity, the Air­bus A380 was in green liv­ery.

Aero­space com­pany, Leonardo and Fal­con Avi­a­tion Ser­vices demon­strated a ro­tor­craft-ded­i­cated ter­mi­nal con­cept to meet the grow­ing de­mands for sus­tain­able and ver­ti­cal lift mo­bil­ity and greater ac­cess to ur­ban ar­eas. This new ro­tor­craft ter­mi­nal com­bines a he­li­pad, a show­room and lounge ar­eas in a sin­gle city-based he­li­port in a unique man­ner, ide­ally sup­port­ing the de­vel­op­ment of a net­work of point-to­point con­nec­tions for both ur­ban trans­fers as well as con­nec­tions be­tween cities. The ro­tor­craft ter­mi­nal fea­tures strong en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly de­sign and mod­u­lar­ity us­ing re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als and, if re­quired, it can be trans­ported.

Team Con­dor Avi­a­tion e-racer model for Air Race E on static dis­play

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