Environmental Concerns and Aviation

One of the biggest issues in the modern world is the extent to which we have an impact on the world around us. Carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases have a growing impact on the temperature of the planet and have an effect on the way the climate behaves. This is where dealing with environmental concerns as an aviation industry is important. Find out more about some of the key technologies in the aviation industry that help with solving environmental issues, and learn what aviation’s role is in limiting climate change.


The role of aviation


Aviation’s role in climate change is widely accepted, with flying being an effective way of getting around the world with the drawback of a greater impact on the world around us. In the world’s search for more efficient practices and behavior, the aviation industry has its own part to play in reducing emissions. This means the industry is developing a range of new technologies and processes that increase efficiency and make sure that the environmental impact is as low as possible. Whilst many of these innovations are in the early stages, each and everyone is a potential step to a more efficient future.




One of the first significant steps the industry is taking is a movement away from a reliance on fossil fuels. This is a key part of making aviation more efficient, as fossil fuels are currently the vast majority of fuel for any make or model of place. Manufacturers are working towards creating biofuel-friendly aircraft, with engineers working towards more efficient biofuel solutions that limit CO2 emissions. Focusing on biofuel is the first significant leap towards a truly sustainable airline industry by limiting the impact we have through oil rigs and fracking.


Efficient flight processes


Efficient processes are another key way of reducing our emissions and the impact we have on the world around us. The more time a plane spends idling on the runway or off course, the more miles it completes and the more fuel it saves on the trip. Making full use of navigation software such as TACAN and GPS means that planes have the most efficient routes mapped, saving fuel and time along their routes. Furthermore, better communication between the airport and the plane means that planes land without spending too long in a holding pattern, saving even more fuel and cutting down on emissions.


Renewable power


Whilst making planes more efficient is important, increasing the sustainability of the airport itself is another key step forwards. Using such sources as solar panels (as is an ideal case for Qatar’s Hamad International Airport) or wind power means that airports use as much energy as necessary without causing any further emissions. Airports have all the power they need for their most important systems and make sure that planes land and passengers are served whilst there is no tangible environmental impact from the airport’s operations.



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