Airbus announces Smarter Skies project to make air travel in the future more efficient
Today, the aviation industry is one of the main users of fossil fuels, and in a world quickly realizing the need for more energy-efficient practices; Airbus has come up with the Smarter Skies project to make flying in the future more practical. Setting out to make air travel sustainable by the year 2050, the project includes a V-like formation in which future aircrafts will be required to fly in, to reduce drag and in turn increase efficiency, cutting emissions by 25% and decreasing journey time by about 13 minutes. Also, future airplanes as per the project will be more intelligent, helping pilots select efficient flight paths while Airbus envisions an assisted take-off system in the future involving a sling that could in turn decrease fuel-dependence. In all, air-travel in the future is bound to turn greener and comparatively less expensive than it is today, making it a more-practical travel option.