The Future of Flying – Is Sustainable Air Travel Possible?

This is the first vlog in the series to explore sustainability in aviation. I traveled to Amsterdam to learn how KLM is taking a leading role in creating a more sustainable future for aviation.

In the video, I was shown how an airline can recycle plastic bottle onboard to create useful tools by 3D printing. I learnt about the challenge of developing sustainable aviation fuel. KLM cabin crew showed me how they’re recycling and reuse plastic materials in the food tray. A pilot also explained many ways they could reduce fuel burn.

I traveled to Technical University of Delft to see the design of Flying V, a futuristic V shape aircraft. i was shown the mock up model which should have its first flight this year. I was also shown many interesting future cabin design ideas such as flat bed in economy and staggered seating.

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