The EcoJet research project aims to develop and mature technologies to support the sustainable future of business aviation. Bombardier has reached important milestones in its EcoJet research project and continues its groundbreaking work in sustainable aviation. The aircraft manufacturer has completed the first phase of flight testing of the EcoJet research project, using an integrated wing and fuselage aircraft model. The next phase of testing, focused on flying a larger model aircraft, is progressing.
From Research Project to Model Test Campaign
Bombardier presented progress on its EcoJet research project, a research platform to develop technologies with the goal of reducing aircraft emissions by combining advanced aerodynamics and improved propulsion. After several years of research, the company has just completed the first phase of flight testing with a model aircraft with an integrated wing and fuselage, about 7 percent the size of a full-size business jet. Bombardier is now building on the significant knowledge the aircraft manufacturer has gained to embark on a second phase of flight testing on a model twice its size, which made its first flight last year to pave the way for this next test campaign.
Net Zero Emissions Goal by 2050 via EcoJet
" Bombardier is taking a leadership role in the industry's efforts to reduce its environmental footprint; and the EcoJet research project is critical to the development of technologies that will move us closer to the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The EcoJet research project has generated a great deal of interest across the industry, and we look forward to engaging partners as we continue to define the future of business aviation " said Stephen McCullough, senior vice president, Engineering and Product Development.
Design Optimization Cycles
The Bombardier team highlighted the very positive results achieved during the design optimization cycles and the first flight test campaign. These included the deployment of a state-of-the-art product lifecycle management platform, confirmation of a sixth-generation transonic wing modeling capability and the demonstration of a new aircraft control architecture. This research and technology project aims to reduce emissions by up to 50 percent through a combination of aerodynamic and propulsion improvements. With a strong commitment to a sustainable future for business aviation and a reputation for world-class expertise and ingenuity, Bombardier created the EcoJet research project to develop and mature powerful technologies to leverage in future projects.
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