Aerospace technology industry is constantly evolving. Every day, advancements are made in aerospace technology, and those ready to invest or work in the sector must remain abreast of these developments. Here are some trends to watch out for in the aerospace industry.
1. Zero-Fuel Aircraft
In 2020, Airbus unveiled three designs for the world’s first zero-emission hydrogen-powered commercial airplane, which may start operating officially by 2035. These concepts each take a distinct approach to attaining zero-emission flying by investigating diverse technological pathways and aerodynamic designs to achieve their goal of pioneering the decarbonization of the aviation industry as a whole.
2. Additive Manufacturing
Before, 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, was mostly utilized for fast prototyping in the aerospace sector. However, the development of new alloys has enabled additive manufacturing to fulfill the industry’s demanding criteria, and aerospace engineers are beginning to see that additive printing offers the aerospace industry more than just lighter components: it can also consolidate components. By combining components, engineers may save assembly time and costs. These fewer, lighter components will help facilitate maintenance and reduce fuel consumption.
3. Electric Propulsion
In an effort to achieve sustainable air travel, multinational corporations and organizations of all sizes are exploring novel electric propulsion technologies for aircraft. A significant number of these new aircraft will be designed for the developing regional and urban air transportation sectors. The aircraft are constructed to reduce engine noise, carbon emissions, and takeoff distance.
These innovations will need an ecosystem of specialized supply and support systems and services, cutting-edge equipment and skills, sophisticated training, and repair and overhaul specialists like that of Southeast Volusia Manufacturing and Technology Coalition. Consequently, there is no question that enormous opportunities lie ahead as technological advancements accelerate to assist the aviation sector in meeting the enormous and still-growing demand.