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Review Papers | Aerospace Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Pioneering the Sky: Lockheed Martin?s Trailblazing Electric Aircraft Projects and Their Sustainable Aviation Impact
Abstract: This review paper explores Lockheed Martin's pioneering electric aircraft projects, focusing on their significant contributions to sustainable aviation. The aviation industry faces pressing environmental challenges due to its heavy reliance on fossil fuels, necessitating innovative solutions. Electric aircraft technology has emerged as a promising answer, with Lockheed Martin at the forefront of its development. The paper first provides an overview of the environmental challenges faced by the aviation industry and the potential of electric aircraft to mitigate these issues. Lockheed Martin's role in advancing electric aircraft technology is then examined, highlighting key milestones and achievements in projects such as the Sikorsky - Boeing SB>1 Defiant and the Sikorsky S - 97 Raider. The impact of Lockheed Martin's electric aircraft initiatives on commercial aviation and the aerospace industry is explored, along with their implications for sustainable aviation and environmental goals. The paper also delves into the prospects of electric aircraft technology, forecasting continued advancements and expanded applications in the aviation sector. In conclusion, this review highlights Lockheed Martin's profound contributions to electric aviation, showcasing the company's dedication to shaping a greener and more sustainable future for the aviation industry. The pioneering projects discussed serve as exemplars of technological innovation and inspire a promising outlook for electric aviation on a global scale.
Keywords: Lockheed Martin, electric aircraft projects, sustainable aviation, environmental challenges, technological innovation
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 1147 - 1151