Space technologies have become crucial enablers to all aspects of aviation, both ground and airborne. Already a mature user of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) technology, aviation's dependence on space is expected to grow as more applications are developed to support operations on the ground and in the air.
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), ESA and various organisations are working to solve the challenges that still exist in our nation's air transportation system: air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts.
Solutions to these problems require innovative technical concepts, and dedicated research and development.s the development of new flight operation concepts, and new tools and technologies that can transition smoothly to industry to become products are required.
Through green aviation, various organisations using space applications and technologies are helping create safer, greener and more effective travel for everyone. Our green aviation goals are to enable fuel-efficient flight planning, and reduce aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise. They continue to develop solutions to benefit the flying public every day.