The transport aviation fitness landscape:. Considering how different a new engine architecture will be to the turbofan, it should logically lead to a new airframe schema.
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Considering how different a new engine architecture will be to the turbofan, it should logically lead to a new airframe schema
The problem now facing manufacturers is that the jump to the highest peak requires a massive intellectual leap across a significant ‘chasm’, especially considering the emotional and professional commitment to the existing design - few engineers or managers have worked on anything else in their careers
easyJet believes it will possible to meet the following targets with the next generation short-haul aircraft with an entry into service in 2015:
50% lower CO2 emissions per passenger
75% lower NOx emissions
25% lower perceived noise
This will be the first step change down the technology curve
easyJet 2015 Target
The ACARE environment challenge has set demanding but achievable targets for 2020:
The targets conflict, so the industry must solve for CO2 first
ACARE 2020 Target
easyJet is not the only airline that is willing to “think radical”
We were just the first to articulate our environmental requirements