Airbus has released its Smarter Skies concept, which looks at how aircraft will operate to accommodate the expected growth in air travel in 2050 and beyond. Smarter Skies examines advances in five major areas of operation that Airbus projects could be implemented to reduce waste (time, fuel and CO2) in the system. It envisages aircraft launched through assisted take-offs using renewably powered, propelled acceleration, allowing steeper climb-out to minimize noise and reach efficient ...

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