Aviation Technology

A Roadmap Toward a Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem

August 31, 2022

A Roadmap Toward a Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem
This report outlines a holistic view of pathways to a sustainable aviation ecosystem, focusing on low-net-carbon aircraft energy carriers (fuels), airport ecosystems (airports and bases), and developments in sustainable aircraft components (aircraft). Taking this holistic ecosystem perspective, we identify critical components that contribute to sustainable energy solutions necessary to achieve deep decarbonization of the aviation industry, as well as the integrated energy system interfaces that must be comprehensively understood, planned for, and realized. Further, we outline necessary R&D needs to achieve sustainability across the aviation ecosystem, including advancing breakthrough innovations to rapidly achieve scalable solutions, with attention to their cross-sectoral dependencies and implications.

Spotlight

Elliott Aviation

Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
news image

The next generation mobile connectivity set to transform aviation

whitePaper | December 9, 2019

The world is flying more. In the next 20 years, the global fleet is expected to double to 48,000 aircraft, while annual passenger numbers are set to hit 7.2 billion. At the same time, passenger habits are changing quicker than anticipated. Not only are most of us glued to our smartphones and consuming an ever-greater volume of rich digital content, many of us are carrying around more than just one device. Add to this an explosion of Internet of Thing devices, from smartwatches to connected baggage aboard the aircraft, and demand for ‘always-on’ connectivity is becoming the norm

Read More
news image

Transforming the future of aerospace

whitePaper | April 22, 2023

The aerospace and defence industry has undergone many technological developments over the past decades, but since the very early days of manned flight, there has never been such a rich variety of new technologies vying for dominance.

Read More
news image

2023 aerospace and defense industry outlook

whitePaper | January 25, 2023

With the global economy gradually recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry has shown signs of a strong rebound in 2022, but supply chain and talent issues continue to limit the industry’s growth.

Read More
news image

Target True Zero: Government Policy Toolkit to Accelerate Uptake of Electric and Hydrogen Aircraft

whitePaper | July 26, 2023

Last year, the assembly of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization agreed to set an aspirational goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, reinforcing targets and commitments made already by both industry and individual states for the sector. While net zero provides a common goal for aviation, it comes with a recognition that this sector is likely to be one of the hardest to abate. Most stakeholders agree that meeting this challenge will require a broad approach, encompassing both operational efficiencies and changing the ways we fuel flight.

Read More
news image

2020 global aerospace and defense industry outlook

whitePaper | May 6, 2022

After a strong year in 2018, the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry has experienced a descent in 2019. While the defense sector has continued to soar, growth in the commercial aerospace sector has slowed.

Read More
news image

SPACE POLICY PLATFORM PAPER

whitePaper | October 15, 2022

The importance of United States space activities to the modern economy, our way of life, and our global stature cannot be understated.

Read More

Spotlight

Elliott Aviation

Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance

Events