Airlines are currently expected to use electric planes on their commercial flights. This innovation would be the zero-emission effort of various travel agencies across the globe.
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A passenger looks at his phone while waiting aboard a United Airlines plane before taking off from George Bush Intercontinental Airport on May 11, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Air travel is down as estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and major U.S. airlines are taking a major financial hit with losses of $350 million to $400 million a day and nearly half of major carriers airplanes are sitting idle.
However, is it possible to use a battery-powered aircraft in commercial air travel? First, you need to remember that various airlines have airplanes carrying hundreds of passengers.
Right now, electric planes are already operating, but they can only carry less than one hundred individuals. If travel agencies want to have commercial airplanes relying on batteries, manufacturers need to use advanced battery models that can actually lift more than one hundred passengers.
Now, some travel agencies signed a pact to decrease greenhouse gas emissions during the recent United Nations Climate Summit, which happened in Glasgow.
Airlines to Have Electric Planes?
According to ABC News’ latest report, various travel companies promised that they would soon have net-zero carbon emissions. These include Alaska Airlines, as well as other United States carriers.
If this is true, then they need to let go of the aircraft models that rely on regular fuel.
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A plane comes into land at Heathrow Airport on March 16, 2007 in London. A US government agency has announced that winter in the Northern Hemisphere this year has been the warmest since records began. Air travel continues to be a major source of debate; attempts to slow climate change with radical policies are being tabled by scientists and politicians. Hybrid buses, which use a combination of diesel and electric power.
“Sustainability is a place that we all realize we have to scale,” said Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Birkett Rakow.
But, if airlines want to have electric commercial plane models, the aircraft should be integrated with batteries that are more efficient and larger than those used in electric vehicles. If you want to see more details, you can visit this link.
Advanced Electric Planes Right Now
CNBC reported that one of the most advanced electric planes right now is developed by Rolls-Royce.
The luxurious automaker’s new Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft is currently the fastest battery-powered plane. Based on the latest test flight, the new airplane achieved a whopping 387 mph.
In other news, the new Tesla delivery policy change states that your order could be canceled if you continue delaying deliveries. On the other hand, 7,000 EV chargers are expected to arrive in Europe.
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Written by: Griffin Davis