Overall designs of air vehicles that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
Overall designs of air vehicles that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To evolve air vehicle designs that employ non - kerosene energy sources
R&I needs: 
Non- Kerosene energy sources for application to air vehicles Air vehicle and association propulsion and power concepts that are able to utilise non-kerosene energy sources
Achievements
2020: 
Electricity is mostly used fo A/C system utilities Bio fuel is used in operation and in conjonction with fossil fuel for the propulsion Commercialy & socially viable non drop-in alternative fuel are identified The proposed vehicle concepts allow propulsion energy change in the Second part of the century
2035: 
The lower band of the vehicle size (general aviation, bizjets, rotorcraft, regional A/C) can be electrically powered Vehicle compatible with hybrid propulsion with high density energy storage capability. Vehicle compatible with non drop-in kerosen type fuel
2050: 
The higher band of the comertial vehoicle can be electrically powered the storage and distribution technologies of alternative energy is capable to support electrical propulsion and systems at competitive cost and conditions Vehicle compatible with non kerosene type fuel

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