Initial exploration of alternative propulsion for business jets
Demand for environment-friendly business jets is expected to increase due to the growing number of corporations enacting environmental initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. Yet, few realistic studies have been conducted on alternative propulsion for business jets and major R&D investments around the world are not driven by rational decision, but rather by the current technology hype around electric aircraft. This project aims to identify promising alternative propulsion technologies to reduce the environmental impact of business jets while maintaining the target aircraft performance. This work will inform the stakeholders on the most promising technologies and serve as the starting point for project EAP (CRIAQ/NSERC) which involves Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and Calogy Solutions as industrial partners as well as Université de Sherbrooke, Concordia, and Polytechnique Montréal as academic partners.