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 TargetNext steps: prioritising ACARE environmental goals
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
We were just the first to articulate our environmental requirementsWhat the next short-haul aircraft might look like