How Airbus Aims To Reduce Carbon Emissions Using Nature-Inspired Wings
In 2020, Airbus introduced the first aircraft demonstrator, AlbatrossONE, to combat the effects of turbulence and reduce carbon emissions in the environment. Airbus performed ground-based tests on the AlbatrossONE demonstrator, and the aircraft performed swing testing to test mass properties under different loads. The wings can provide better handling qualities during crosswinds, even for lightweight aircraft. Achieving laminar flow over the extended chord length of the wing shows significant reductions in fuel burn and carbon emissions into the environment. Boeing claims the 737 MAX provides 15-20% greater fuel efficiency than its predecessors. A significant contribution to fuel efficiency goes to ultra-efficient LEAP engines. The efficiency of a turbofan engine is typically measured in terms of the consumed fuel per generated thrust.