This issue of sobriety includes a discussion of prioritizing uses. Gerard Feldzer believes that “business aviation users should at all costs be aware of the need to slow down their movements,” noting that some flights benefit from an “exception”, such as humanitarian or diplomatic flights.
Technology solutions to assist aviation?
Among the solutions envisaged to reduce the carbon footprint of aircraft, we find in the medium to long term the hydrogen aircraft, the electric aircraft or even improvements in aerodynamic research (drag reduction due to air resistance or variable geometry wings to improve performance depending on speed). But according to Gerard Feldzer, the most realistic in the short term is the generalization of the use of the so-called “SAF” fuel, “kerosene derived from biomass, but also from a mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide that makes it possible to have a low-emission flight”*. The problem is that no one displays Axe In terms of quantity, it is still four to five times more expensive than conventional kerosene, Gerard Wildzer laments. Business aviation companies must directly address this problem and establish production channels themselves. The expert adds that this synthetic fuel is compatible with current engines. A message he hopes private jet owners will hear.
On the electric plane, Gerard Wildzer is still mixed: “We were promised a hybrid thermal and electric plane from here 2035 In Boeing, Airbus or even ATR with up to Range 2000 km to 70 Passengers. It’s doable, but we’ll keep burning kerosene… We’ve got to find a way to recharge the batteries with an engine powered by SAF. »
So, if business aviation wants to renew.” reasonable In her model, she will have to think about sobriety and dare to look in the mirror and not rely solely on technique to keep her model intact. Rabelais taught us that “science without conscience is nothing but the ruin of the soul.”