Aloft - An Inflight Review

Aloft - An Inflight Review

Cover: Aloft mit Flugfeld
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Airbus Group
Kostenlos
Veröffentlichungsort: Berlin
Veröffentlichungsdatum: June 2016
Seitenanzahl: 52
Lizenz: All rights reserved.

Around 3.3 billion air travels are undertaken currently per year. Air traffic is growing rapidly, especially in Asia, the Middle East and in other emerging economies. Cheaper ticket prices and the growth of a global middle class have led to this: Flying has become a part of modern mass culture. The global interconnection of politics, economy, science and culture is increasing. But the environmental impact of flying can no longer be ignored. This is particularly true with regard to climate change. Considerable efficiency gains in fuel consumption are outweighed by high growth rates in international air traffic. As a result, this leads to an increase in climate-relevant emissions. We need a turnaround for aviation to contribute to climate protection. Air traffic needs to become more environmentally friendly and more sustainable!

With the publication Aloft – An Inflight Review the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group want to provide important insights into the current state of technological developments and the political debate surrounding the sustainable future of flying, and it can serve a basis for further dialogue in the coming years. After all, a climate-friendly flying is in the interest of all.

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis: 

  • ENVIRONMENT
    AIR TRAVEL VERSUS …
    Experts in Germany and the EU are ascertaining the environmental ranking of di•erent transport modes
  • FUEL
    GOING GREEN AT AIRBUS
    Kerosene made from algae oil to make jet fuel sustainable
  • INQUIRY
    THE GREENS FLY THE MOST BUT WITH A GUILTY CONSCIENCE
  • CONSTRUCTION
    TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE
    In the coming decades, new aircraft engines and production methods could make flying more sustainable. “Hybrid flying” using electrical energy has already begun and 3D printing promises higher eciency and a cleaner production process
  • HISTORY THE ANCESTORS OF AIRBUS
  • PROCEEDINGS THREE PANELS, FIFTY EXPERTS. THEIR TASK: HIGHLIGHTING OPTIONS TO DECARBONISE AIR TRAFFIC
    The Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group discussed the future of flying. In the end, the participants agreed on a catalogue of commonalities and di•erences
  • STEPS
    BIT BY BIT
    “Incremental” innovations continuously improve aircraft. The process is of strategic significance, but that alone is not enough
  • LEAPS
    FASTER AND FASTER
    Until now Silicon Valley has not been a major player in the process of redesigning civil aircraft. However, this is about to change
  • INTERVIEW
    HOMEWORK FOR POLITICS AND INDUSTRY
    Ralf Fücks, President, Heinrich Böll Foundation, vs. Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus Group.
  • DATA
    MAJOR TRENDS
  • CLIMATE POLICY
    NEGOTIATION MATTERS
    The EU wanted to exert international pressure to speed up the reduction of carbon emissions in air trac. However, it failed because its climate policy met with existing conflicts of interest
  • AIRSPACE
    CELESTIAL DETOURS
    The “Single European Sky” could replace the cumbersome and expensive European aviation trac system that causes serious environmental harm. But a broad alliance opposes the uniform organization of airspace
  • POINTS OF VIEW
    CONCEPTS, PLANS, MATTERS OF OPINION
    In Germany, eight non-governmental organizations and the German Aviation Association argue over the upcoming Federal air trac conception
  • CONTROVERSY
    AIRCRAFT NOISE PROS & CONS
    Mona Neubaur, anti-aircraft noise activist, vs. Charles Champion, Executive Vice President Engineering, Airbus
  • EVERYDAY LIFE
    “HAVE A PLEASANT FLIGHT!”
    Hamburg cartoonist, Til Meše, on the shortcomings and absurdities of flying
  • SYNOPSIS
    HIGHFLYING AND NOSEDIVING
    The history of the Greens and Airbus – a short journey through time
  • IMPRINT
  • SOURCES

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