In the next and newest installment of National Geographic’s digital storytelling program, sustainable aviation will take center stage. Unlike past installments, this chapter will take a global look at the aviation industry.
The first story, a “By the Numbers” graphic, will address 5 major themes: climate change and aviation; aviation’s footprint on climate change; the volume of people taking flight and industry growth projections; reducing aviation’s environmental impact through design and fuels; and improving efficiency at airports.
Why? UTC companies touch each of these important aviation topics. From reducing fuel burn with the Geared Turbofan™ engine, to eliminating miles of aircraft electrical wiring (and reducing weight), and installing energy efficient elevators and HVAC systems in terminals, UTC employees have a hand in greening aviation from the ground up.
Urban Expeditions is a multiyear project spotlighting the rise of cities and innovative, sustainable solutions for managing urban growth. The initiative was made possible by a grant from United Technologies Corporation to the National Geographic Society.