Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own

Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity. They could use this to power their taxiing to and from airport buildings, reducing the need to use their jet engines. This would save on aviation fuel, cut emissions and reduce noise pollution at airports. The feasibility of this has been confirmed by a team of engineers from the University of Lincoln with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). read more

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own

Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own energy, Fri 24 Feb 12 from e! Science News

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own power, Thu 23 Feb 12 from ScienceDaily

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own, Thu 23 Feb 12 from e! Science News

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use their own power, Thu 23 Feb 12 from R&D Mag

Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own, Thu 23 Feb 12 from Eurekalert

Future aircraft to tackle engine and noise pollution with power generated from their wheels

The enormous amount of kinetic energy generated from landing a passenger aircraft could be used to power the wheels when the plane is taxiing to and from airport buildings.

Fri 24 Feb 12 from Daily Mail

Aircraft power needs could be met by landing-gear wheels

Engineers at Lincoln University have confirmed the feasibility of employing regenerative braking in commercial aircraft

Thu 23 Feb 12 from The Engineer

Future aircraft may taxi without engines

LINCOLN, England, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- British engineers say they're looking at ways to design aircraft that are able to generate electricity by harnessing energy from the landing gear.

Thu 23 Feb 12 from UPI

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