Accelerating aircraft electrification with 3D scanning
The electrification of vehicles has gotten a lot of ink and airtime over the past few years as a compelling alternative to traditional fuel-powered cars and trucks.
But did you also know that aerospace R&D teams and university research groups are also racing to develop electric aircraft in order to mitigate the skyrocketing costs associated with aircraft fuel consumption as well as the negative impact of fuel-based aircraft on the environment? According to the International Air Transport Association, fuel represents nearly 50% of the total cost of ownership of an aircraft. This makes for a compelling argument for the electrification of aircraft. And aircraft manufacturers are banking on it.