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AIAA names Top 10 emerging aerospace technologies

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics released its first annual list of the top emerging aerospace technologies today.

“Green” aviation technologies headed the list. That includes emission and noise reduction used in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Continuous Low Emissions, Energy and Noise program and the European Environmentally Friendly Engine program and “Clean Sky” joint technology initiative.

Also on the list were alternative fuels, high-speed flight, efficient propulsion, active flow, advanced materials, active structures, health management, remote sensing and advanced space propulsion technologies.

The list was developed by the group’s Emerging Technologies Committee.