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The “Global Transport Sector Climate Action Framework” issued in 2008, stated that the aviation industry was aiming to improve fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020. Although this goal indicates progress within the aerospace industry, it will take a truly disruptive technology to take the next huge leap forward in jet engine efficiency. Additive manufacturing is that technology, and General Electric (GE) Aviation in leading the way in applying this revolutionary new manufacturing method to aerospace.
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Air travel is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next few decades, while at the same time carriers must limit their carbon emissions. Boeing has a tremendous challenge and opportunity to help their customers navigate this challenging time.
In the pursuit to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, we developed efficient airplanes that use less fuel. Technology improved aerodynamics, enhanced engine performance and reduced planes’ weight. But we are still using the same fossil fuel we used since the inception of aviation. Can we change that?
The climate change is undeniable. Boeing as an industry leader in the aviation sector has to face and solve serious challenges. But how does Boeing deal with these challenges and which steps has Boeing taken to tackle the upcoming problems? The following article describes the various initiatives this aircraft manufacturer has taken so far and outlines possible further steps.
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