Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research


Thomas A. Gally






Incorporating green design principles into a senior capstone aircraft design course may be an effective way to accomplish a number of objectives desired for ABET accreditation including the coverage of contemporary issues, global awareness, and ethics. The overwhelming environmental issues in designing an aircraft appear to be operating emissions - either combustion by-products or noise - but material selection and disposal are not insubstantial and should be considered. This paper is an initial look into what tools and guidelines exist for designing "green" aircraft as well as the policy and regulatory issues that will help motivate a culture shift to more environmentally friendly air transport.



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