Aviation has reached many millstones over the years and is one of the most technologically advance and safe industries in the world. Past Milestones like first trans Atlantic flight, first super sonic flight for example of past milestones.
But what do you think will be the next big milestone in aviation and what changes do you think that it will bring?
I think when passenger flights go to the ISS or other planets.
This has already occurred with the Concorde back in the '70s. 😂 However, it is soon the be revived with Boom Technologies and their aircraft that they have been working on. I think bringing super sonic flight back to paying customers is near, and will be the next milestone. This, and the Virgin Galactic work that has been going on will be game changers in aviation over the years.
He was giving examples of milestones that have already been reached, like trans-Atlantic flight
I think, and it’ll be a gradual change rather than a ‘single flight milestone’, that a complete change to some kind of renewable, cleaner biofuel is next. A complete change from today’s Avgas
Some carriers like Singapore Airlines has started changing to biofuel with SIN-SFO-SIN as the first route to be served with this biofuel
I think it will be first non-stop commercial flight from London to Sydney
Self flying airplanes and electrical motors.
Planes running on electricity not fossil fuels.
It would probably be quieter for passengers and also save the world as airliners contribute a lot to pollution.
SSTOs, like space shuttles but takeoff from the runway and fly into space. No booster no nothing. I would be wonderful to see a A380 one of these 😂
It would also make a London to Dubai flight about 30m-2h instead of 8+h
I agree with @Matt_Elphick. There are already some electrical planes out there, just they’re not economical yet. I´ve read (in a magazine) about a goal of Airbus to build (in cooperation with Simens) an 100 passenger all-ectro powered plane. So far Airbus has already built that E-Fan and Simens that Extra 330LE to test on.
I dont know how close that is, but I think that will be the next milestone. Another possibillity would be the hybrid-powered aircraft. But I don´t think the future will build on hybrid´s.
When Virgin Galactic flights are approved from the FAA! (Also the planes)
Waiting for the new Jet in 2020, but the next milestone… Extreme fuel efficiency for Baby Boom.
Kinda of a stretch, and maybe not the next milestone, but maybe we will be to fly supersonic again. Hopefully we’ll find a way to make anyone that’s powerful engine and fuel efficient enough.
Personal planes available to basically everyone. Like cars today.
(Certainly not the next milestone anyway, but maybe o future one)
The airlines would go out of business if that was the case.
The airspace would be so crowded and I hope these personal planes will be on autopilot all time or there will be lot of crashes like with cars.
The day we will have aircraft powered on electricity. Think about the bmw hybrid cars. Inflight they would charge using solar power(already done by solar impulse) then at night they can use energy saved from solar or energy from the ground supply at the airports…good idea eh! ;)