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While advances in aircraft and engine technology have delivered significant progress in reducing the environmental impact of civil aircraft, there are still more challenging improvement targets being set. The newly established Flightpath 2050 environmental goals (which are all relative to the capabilities of typical new aircraft in 2000) include a 75 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre and 90 per cent reduction in NOx emissions. The perceived noise emission of flying aircraft is reduced by 65 per cent.
Although our engines are hugely competitive in today’s market, looking forward, we anticipate that a new generation of engines will be required to keep pace with these changing demands.
In 2014, we announced our future product strategy to meet these multiple demands with the launch of two new engine concepts – Advance & UltraFan™, a combination of both new architectures and innovative technological improvements.