Aerospace Technology Institute




– Design Research

– Design Strategy

– Design for Sustainability

An unprecedented investigation into the role of the cabin in the drive for sustainable aviation, explaining its unique potential, where today’s biggest issues lie, and the steps airlines and cabin product OEMs must take as we push for net-zero by 2050.

Created as part of FlyZero, the Aerospace Technology Institute’s £15m sustainable aviation research project, this paper summarises the results of a ten month partnership with Cranfield University and members of Orson Associates’ team. The paper provides the cabins industry with an understanding of its significance in relation to the environment and several complementary sets of clear recommendations for measures for improvement.

Key content

–  The relationship between the cabin and the environment

–  Circular product lifecycles, challenges and opportunities

–  Recommendations to enhance cabin sustainability

–  Problematic materials and products

–  Technology roadmap

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