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Areas of Practice: Future of Aviation


As part of NASA’s “Aviation Beyond 2040” program, GRA is supporting NASA to enable a sustainable zero- or low-emission future for aviation, including meeting net zero targets by 2050. Sustainable solutions for beyond next-generation subsonic transports will require concepts and capabilities that inspire new solution paths, enable innovative design, and lead to breakthrough technologies that transform aviation.

Specific topics that GRA has supported NASA with include:

  • Autonomous flight
  • Liquid hydrogen aircraft propulsion
  • Aircraft electrification
  • Aviation carbon offsets