Air travel is projected to grow by 6 percent in 2019 and over the next 15 years to have an annual growth rate of 4.7 percent. As direct emissions from aviation account for about 2 percent of global emissions, travel by air is a hot topic in the climate change debate. In light of this, the aerospace industry is investing in innovation that will lower emissions in lighter airplanes that consume less fuel, biofuels, electric airplanes and smarter flying, for example.
As virtually every aircraft platform contains Trelleborg components somewhere, if you are traveling on a plane for business or pleasure sometime soon, the company’s products will be there to seal, damp and protect. And its solutions are not just in the air but on the ground too, on baggage carts and air bridges.