The Aviation Industry Has Had On The Environment

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Introduction The civil aviation sector over the past hundred years has transformed into one of the most vital forms of transport in society today. This is due to a vast range of improvements and innovations. One major enhancement in an aircraft is its fuel efficiency; this was obtained through years of in depth research, engine development, avionics and its aerodynamics. The effect that the aviation industry has had on the environment has been relatively small but due to the increase in demands the emissions released by these aircrafts will increase as a result of this. The primary emissions released are carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and unburned hydrocarbons have all contributed to the deterioration of local air quality and eventually lead to an increase in greenhouse gases. The purpose of this assignment is to highlight the advancements in the aircraft industry over the past hundred years as well as state the key innovations which led to the overall goal airliner the ‘Boeing 247’. The ‘247’ flew using the design of a twin engine bomber with retractable landing gear built initially for the military. Even though it only accommodated 10 passengers and had a cruising speed of 155 miles an hour, this was a turning point in history as it was the first aircraft to be introduced into civil aviation. Another example was the introduction of military aviation. World War II was the main cause of fighter jets. By the end of the war aircraft manufacturers were producing 48,000
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