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  • SPEAKER 1: When you think about the future of aerospace,

  • your mind might go someplace big.

  • Taking a commercial flight to Mars at the speed of light,

  • commuting to work on a passenger drone, or living in an aeroship

  • the size of a small city.

  • All good ideas, albeit a bit far fetched.

  • So then what if I told you the real future of aerospace,

  • it's happening right now.

  • And it's all about, well, you.

  • For the past couple of years, the world

  • has been abuzz with news that we may be getting closer

  • to commercial space travel.

  • Private space companies seem to be breaking barriers

  • every week, getting us closer to the dream of spending

  • your holiday orbiting the earth.

  • Yes, that is one vision of the future of flight.

  • But there are other huge steps in the world of aerospace

  • that are being taken to help improve holidays

  • down here on Earth.

  • GUY NORRIS: The future in the next five or six years,

  • you're going to see a lot more tiny features on aeroplanes

  • that the normal person in the street wouldn't appreciate,

  • but they make a huge difference to both

  • the emissions of an aircraft in terms of noise and fuel burn.

  • And generally it's going to be a drive towards a more

  • sustainable future in aviation.

  • Because the emissions that you're

  • going to put into the atmosphere,

  • the drive to reduce that is going

  • to be absolutely critical.

  • SPEAKER 1: The future of aerospace

  • is dependent on protecting our planet and the people that

  • live here.

  • That's why there is a push for changes big and small.

  • From hybrid planes that use both electric and traditional fuel

  • sources to propel aircraft through the air to new winglet

  • designs that help increase fuel efficiency, even a little bit.

  • We've experienced a turn toward sustainable energy

  • on the ground, either in our cars or in our homes.

  • So why not in the air?

  • The future of aerospace might also

  • mean not sitting in an airport all day.

  • ED WILSON: So the future of airlines,

  • aircraft in the commercial world is all about

  • getting people efficiently from point to point.

  • So we're finding that we're improving our technologies

  • on the flight deck to enhance the capabilities to getting

  • an airplane in and out of airfields

  • sometimes when the weather is poor.

  • SPEAKER 1: And in the future when

  • you arrive at your destination, you

  • won't even feel like you've just flown halfway across the world.

  • GUY NORRIS: Boeing, for example, has led the drive

  • to reduce the cabin altitude so that instead

  • of being at the top of an 8,000 foot mountain,

  • you're sitting at 5,000 feet.

  • It doesn't sound that much of a difference,

  • but believe me on an eight hour journey

  • you're going to feel more human when you get there.

  • SPEAKER 1: It's all these small changes

  • that the average traveler may never notice.

  • The price of your ticket may go down a little

  • because a new lighter plane is using less fuel to get you

  • where you need to go.

  • You'll notice fewer planes flying overhead,

  • because they're too quiet to draw your attention.

  • You'll wake up from a cross country flight

  • feeling refreshed because the cabin lights have synced up

  • with your diurnal clock.

  • Many people think the future of aerospace

  • will be big bold steps to take us beyond what

  • we thought was capable.

  • And it will be.

  • But first aerospace is going to make

  • your journey more comfortable and try and help

  • the planet along the way.

  • But don't worry, you may still get that space vacation

  • to Mars.

  • This is the Farnborough International Air Show,

  • one of the biggest air shows in the world

  • and a place that is as connected to flying in aeronautics

  • as any other place on Earth.

  • And over 100 years later, it is still synonymous with flight.

  • SPEAKER 2: It's a celebration of flying.

  • And as I drove in today, I saw people already lined out

  • with their cameras ready to take pictures of these aircrafts.

  • SPEAKER 1: Thank you for watching

  • and make sure to subscribe for more videos.

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What is The Future of Aerospace?

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    Alvin He posted on 2017/06/12
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