Aviation is a pillar of the French economy and not without reason. In recent years, the aviation industry has reinvented itself to meet the challenges of its time. Currently, sustainable development and climate issues are the two major challenges facing aviation. Today, it is considered that aviation represents 2% of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions. The aviation industry therefore has a role to play in reducing CO2 emissions. What are the projects to meet these new challenges? What are the private jets of the future ? Discover the top 10 innovative projects for the private jet of the future.
Electric aircraft :
ALICE by EVIATION
Alice is an Israeli electric aircraft project. The aircraft can accommodate about 9 passengers and is fully electric. Recently Alice made its first flight, 8 minutes of flight at 3,500 m altitude. Alice is a project of Eviation Aircraft and opens a great perspective for the future of electric aircraft and business aviation.
“This revolutionary step will lead to innovation in sustainable air transport, and will shape both passenger and cargo travel in the future. “said Aviation CEO Gregory Davis.
Read more about the project in our article on Alice.
As with the AAM (Advanced Aerial Mobility), this Airbus project could become part of the history of our civilisation and the way we travel. This project aims to fly during the 2024 Olympics. The City Airbus project, from aeronautics giant Airbus, is a fully electric aircraft that can carry 4 passengers and go at a speed of 120 km/h.
Announced in 2015, the aircraft already has a successor, called the City Airbus NextGen. Its ambition is to develop more and more electric travel solutions and to win the future market share of electric aeronautics, which will soon reach mass consumption.
The eVTOL is a type of aircraft whose specificity is its vertical take-off and landing. This word designates this whole family of aircraft whose development is currently underway, in particular thanks to Airbus and the project mentioned above: City Airbus. These aircraft are designed to live in the world of the future and to be 100% electric. These aircraft are part of the AAM or advanced air mobility.
Pipistrel Velis electro
This is the first certified electric aircraft in Europe. The Velis Electro is a two-seater aircraft designed primarily for pilot training. The Pipistrel Velis Electro can be operated commercially and is fully approved for pilot training. The company plans to deliver more than 30 units this year to customers in seven countries.
This Toulouse-based company is a manufacturer of electric regional aircraft for business and private aviation, air cargo and commercial aviation. The aim of Aura Aero is to offer a wide range of electric aircraft for all uses and not to limit the progress of electric aircraft to one model.
Hydrogen powered private jets
Beyond aero is the first aeronautical aircraft to base its energy on hydrogen. It was French President Emmanuel Macron who wanted the first hydrogen-powered aircraft for France’s future. This is what Beyond aero has done. This project was founded by Eloa Guillotin, an aviation enthusiast who dreamed of pursuing her passion while respecting her environmental values.
Airbus and its ZEROe aircraft programme
By 2035, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus wants to put into the air planes that are completely powered by hydrogen and are CO2 emission neutral.
By 2025, the aircraft manufacturer is setting up a system to power one of the four aircraft engines with hydrogen. According to the aircraft manufacturer, the project “defines the specifications of the hydrogen propulsion system, will supervise the flight tests and will provide the A380 with a test bench that will enable the hydrogen engine to be tested in the cruise phase”.
The other four engines under the wings are still operating normally during the hydrogen engine test phases.
Hybrid private jets
Voltaero is a company that aims to develop the aircraft of tomorrow. The company has chosen to design a model that can be used for general aviation and all types of activity, but especially for passenger transport.
Their main prototype is the cassio propulsion. Their model offers a multitude of options.
For short take-offs and landings, 100% electric propulsion.
For short-haul and regional flights, a light hybrid propulsion system
For medium-haul regional flights, a heavy hybrid drive
The E-Fan X project is a joint project between three well-known companies, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens. The aim of their project is to create a hybrid electric aircraft for passenger transport. This collaboration is a way to train future engineers in the construction of electric aircraft and to make their construction commonplace. This is a real tour de force for these manufacturers and the best way to make electric power a reality.
Cessna 337 skymaster hybrid
The Cessna 337 skymaster is not normally built as an electric aircraft. However, the company Ampaire, in order to carry out commercial flights, has modified the model into a hybrid-electric aircraft that works as well as a normal aircraft in its first tests and will join the local company’s fleet. This modification opens our eyes to the possibility of doing things differently for this type of aircraft and in short-haul aviation.
The private jet, despite the trend of jet bashing, has a future in the years to come. The aeronautics industry is once again showing that it knows how to move with the times and reinvent itself to adapt to the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.
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