Right now, as a population, we are still struggling to get over the economic downturn we’ve been in, and the rest of the world is experiencing its share of strife as well, but as conditions begin to improve, we can look ahead at the exciting things that are to come. Large-scale advancements in the aviation field, for one, are a relative coup.
50,000 aircraft and 52,000 pilots are targeted to be piled on to present totals by 2030. With a great deal more planes in the sky, they are expected to fly about 38.9 million hours, which is about 15 million more hours than are currently being logged. With 50 million more industry employment opportunities and $3.6 trillion of world GDP likely to be an outgrowth of the field, aviation will not be wanting in any measurable way.
Both executive jet charter and commercial companies will likely burgeon and concurrently reap the benefits of new technology they are outfitted with. Safety will be greatly bolstered by better navigation systems. The newest air traffic control systems are satellite-centered and more perceptive than terra firma-based radar, and pilots and controllers will certainly benefit. They will both possess the ability to view radar-like screens with streaming, almost perfectly accurate satellite relayed data. The system, known as ADS-B (Automatic Departure Surveillance Broadcast), will inform pilots of nearby aircraft more effectively and give them a bigger window of time to chart courses accordingly.
Noise and air pollution will be minimized, with manufacturers producing noise reducing technology and Pratt and Whitney designing an engine with 20% less fuel burn. With more eco-friendly technology being implemented, air travel is going to not only become less complicated, but also less impactful on the earth.
For those who desire to either charter a jet or fly on standard passenger planes, air transportation will shortly be even more of a breeze. Business and society at-large today are closely tied to aviation and its many applications. One of the biggest keys to the international community remaining strong is indeed reliable air travel. For vacation and responsibilities, aviation has a huge role in the world, and it benefits us all as the industry becomes more safety-conscious and more economically friendly.