—Conventional aircraft designs have long been
highly successful for commercial passengers transport markets.
In recent years, there are researches carried out to explore a
few revolutionary concepts such as the blended wing body.
With expected stricter environmental regulations to be imposed
by the aviation regulatory bodies for future flight operations,
questions arise on the relevancy of conventional aircraft designs
to remain competitive in years to come and on whether the
search for new revolutionary aircraft designs has become
necessary. This study aims to assess the situation by analyzing
the projected emission performance of conventional aircraft
designs through changes of their parameters. Overall, the
results indicate that conventional aircraft designs face a tough
chance to remain competitive when the proposed regulation
takes place and a more aerodynamically efficient design is
—Aircraft design, emissions, fuel efficiency.
Fairuz I. Romli and M. Syahidie Kamaruddin are with the Aerospace
Engineering Department, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Cite:Fairuz I. Romli and Mohd Syahidie Kamaruddin, "Preliminary Study of Emissions Regulation Effects on
Future Commercial Aircraft Designs," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 187-190, 2013.