Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category
Aviation is both a vital industry and one that has a significant impact on the environment. Concerned parties—from government regulators to aviation companies to private citizens—are increasingly pushing for advances in sustainability.
The processes for adjusting and managing aircraft insurance claims have not changed significantly in recent decades. Depending on the extent of the damage, most hull claims have typically involved an adjuster being on site within a few days of an accident to assess the damage and plan for necessary repairs. However, in a world in which we are increasingly time- and cost-sensitive, as well as environmentally conscious, change is afoot.
An industry driven by innovation and advancement stands on the precipice of transformation, with two different but complementary elements at play. The first is the development and adoption of cleaner fuels for existing aircraft and less carbon-intense ways of managing the existing aerospace infrastructure.
In the past two years, there has been a seismic shift in how individuals and companies think about their impact on the environment. It is widely accepted that movement toward a low-carbon world, as quickly as possible, is of critical importance. This cannot happen overnight. For most industries, including aviation, this is an enormous challenge.
OEMs are working to deliver more fuel-efficient airframes and engines to airlines who are, in turn, pushing to reduce cost and increase operational efficiency. This is being achieved in three primary ways. Firstly, through aerodynamic design changes to aircraft and engines. Secondly, using lighter materials and innovative processes in manufacturing of both airframe and interior components and finally, by developing the use of alternative fuels.