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Fewer Than 18% of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

New white paper and blog post examine trends in green aviation technology

The commercial aviation industry is experiencing a period of extraordinary growth as it ushers in a wave of next-generation aircraft. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet took its first flight in late 2015 powered by Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary PurePower Geared Turbofan engine and outfitted with advanced technologies from UTC Aerospace Systems.
The commercial aviation industry is experiencing a period of extraordinary growth as it ushers in a wave of next-generation aircraft. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet took its first flight in late 2015 powered by Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary PurePower Geared Turbofan engine and outfitted with advanced technologies from UTC Aerospace Systems.

The number of commercial airplanes is expected to double to around 44,000 in the next 20 years.​ This increase in air travel means an increase in carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes – but does it have to?

UTC Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck and Dr. Alan H. Epstein, Vice President, Technology and Environment at Pratt & Whitney, today released a white paper detailing exciting new trends in green aviation technology that can allow the tremendous growth in air travel to happen more sustainably. This white paper follows the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) first-ever carbon dioxide emissions reduction mandate for air travel.

Read UTC Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck's blog featured on The Huffington Post​ to learn more.