Electrified Airplanes: A Path to Zero-Emission Air Travel

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The aeronautics industry has been challenged on many fronts to increase flight efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease dependence on traditional hydrocarbon fuels. Each year, aviation produces more than 900 million metric tons of CO2, which, without new interventions in policy, technology, and business practices, will further increase alongside the growing air transport market. Currently, aviation accounts for 4.8% of U.S. contributions to CO2 emissions, and the global aviation industry constitutes about 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions. While this contribution may appear to be small when compared to other sources, it is likely to become more prominent in the years to come.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationIEEE Electrification Magazine
StatePublished - Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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