Jacob Klinginsmith, President of Tamarack Aerospace Group, was the first industry leader to warn that aviation would not reach world sustainability goals without immediate industry cooperation, noted in his remarks at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Pre-Stocktaking Sustainability Webinar last week.
Aviation representatives at the stocktaking event agreed with Klinginsmith and discussed current and upcoming technologies to aid in reducing fossil fuel usage and noise pollution.
“It is so important that we work together as a national and international industry, aggressively using any and all available current technologies to address the climate crises,” stated Klinginsmith.
“We cannot afford, as an industry and a planet, to wait any longer to begin development and actual large-scale implementation of carbon emission reduction.”
Klinginsmith discussed the implementation of Active Winglet technology in the international fleet with sustainability benefits, including significant aircraft fuel usage reduction almost ten times the benefit realized by other traditional winglet technology available today.
This approach to carbon emission reduction includes participation from all sects of the aviation industry with a synthesis of solutions (like Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), including hydrogen and biofuels) combined with electric propulsion and other technologies.
“Retrofitting Active Winglets is a good way to break the ice of real-life carbon emission reduction to ultimately reach carbon neutrality – and when combined with other sustainability supporting options, we can synthesize and strengthen our approach to sustainability to obtain actual large-scale results,” stated Klinginsmith.