7th Framework Programme
     Green Aircraft     03 May 2010

Green Aircraft

REACT4C will perform pre-design studies for airframes and engines that are better suited for environmentally friendly flight trajectories. These airframes are denoted green aircraft. The pre-design study will go beyond the ACARE goals of reducing specific CO2 and NOx emissions, as will be in the focus of the Clean Sky JTI. Considerations will concentrate on other options, e.g., on aircraft that fly at lower altitude with lower cruise speed. The pre-design studies will make use of information on environmentally friendly flying, which will become available in a first version in an early phase of the REACT4C project. Specific emissions from the new "green" (generic) aircraft will be provided to environmental flight planning and mitigation studies in order to estimate the additional mitigation to climate change.