Perspectives of Use of Alternative Energy Sources in Air Transport

Luboš Socha, Vladimír Socha, Peter Čekan, Daniela Čekanová, Lenka Hanáková, Tomáš Puškáš


The problem of environmental load is also reflected in air transport. Usage of fossil fuels, which are dominant nowadays, has a negative impact on the environment and also its resources are limited. Therefore, the article focuses on the prospective of use of other energy sources in aviation, such as alternative fuels (synthetic fuels, biofuels, alcohol, methane, hydrogen), solar energy and the use of fuel cells. Also, the paper briefly summarizes the approach of aircraft manufacturers to the use alternative sources.


Airline; Alternative energy sources; Environment; Fuel


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