Increasing population and the growing aviation industry the importance of sustainability, Growing steadily. Statistics indicate that by 2050, more than 10 billion people will travel by plane.
If new steps are not taken in the jet fueled aircraft industry, which is actively used today, this situation will It will cause two billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. In order to prevent this, engineers designed electric airplanes for short trips, Flying-V It is working on many new generation aircraft, from hydrogen fueled models such as the prototype
A Project for the Future: Flying-V!
Students at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands have designed a prototype that runs on jet fuel or hydrogen. Unlike electric airplanes, this prototype, which is suitable for long-distance journeys, was prepared in accordance with today's airports.
The passenger cabin, cargo deck and fuel tanks of the V-shaped aircraft with a capacity of 314 passengers will be located inside the wing. Shown as the most efficient aircraft currently on the market It will consume 350 percent less fuel compared to the Airbus A20. It is stated that Flying-V, which is one of the leading companies in the world, will make a great contribution to the sustainable aviation industry.
Project leader Roelof Vos emphasized the importance of fuel economy in the aviation industry and said, “The V airplane could be the biggest revolution in aviation since the jet engine was introduced.” This project, which Delft Technical University Aerospace Engineering students have been working on since 2017, is supported by Airbus and Royal Netherlands Airlines (KLM).
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
sustainable aviation fuel, Reduces CO2 emissions by up to 85% compared to the fossil fuel use we actively use. In other words, it can be defined as the most sustainable fuel alternative. Since the production of SAF is more costly than fossil fuels, the production capacity of the whole world is quite low.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), only five airports in the world at the beginning of 2019 biofuel (SAF from biological sources such as plants). The fact that airlines turn to non-fossil fuels with aircraft models such as Flying-V in the near future, renewable energy expected to contribute greatly to the
Target for Flying-V, 2041
Project leader Roelof Vos states that the date they aim to complete the aircraft is 2041, and that the development work takes a long time. “Flying-V will definitely revolutionize civil aviation and change the way we fly. We absolutely believe that.” He underlines that this interesting experience will make a difference in the aviation industry in the near future.