Rolls-Royce, one of the world's leading industrial technology companies in civil aviation, power systems and defense, came together with university students. The conferences titled “A Glance at the Future of Aviation”, organized to convey the latest developments in the aviation industry and the technologies of the future, were held at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and Middle East Technical University (METU) with the participation of the Rolls-Royce team.
With these conferences, Rolls-Royce shared its strategy, vision and determination to make the transition to net zero carbon with young people.
At the conferences, detailed information was shared about Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) that support clean and cost-effective energy use, and microgrids, which are defined as power grids that provide cleaner solutions designed to meet the needs of the future. In addition to these, details about the “ACCEL” Project, which broke the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, were also included at the conferences.
Developments in enabling the rapid production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and achieving significant improvements in efficiency were also discussed at the conferences, where Rolls-Royce also detailed its commitment to use its technological capabilities to lead a decarbonized future in the aviation industry. Rolls-Royce's short-term goals include making all “Trent” engines used in long-haul aircraft 2023% SAF compliant by 100. This means that in the next two years, Rolls-Royce will prove that decarbonised operations are possible with around 40% of the world's long-haul aircraft engines.
With its goal of net zero carbon, Rolls-Royce aims to reduce emissions from its own operations to zero by 2030. The company will also play a leading role in achieving zero carbon emissions in the sectors in which it operates by 2050, and will play an important role in supporting society's transition to a net zero carbon economy.
Jason Sutcliffe, Rolls-Royce Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Regional Marketing Director, who attended the conferences as a speaker, said, “The aviation industry connects people and cultures every day. I believe that it is very important to involve and train young people in this process in order to have the chance to build our future better. The future of aviation relies on making engines more efficient and developing new technologies such as electrification and sustainable aviation fuels. At Rolls-Royce, we develop technical solutions and new power supplies. In addition to these, we are leading the sector in collaborations to ensure the transition to net zero carbon by 2050. We are also committed to inspiring future engineers who will play an important role in powering innovation and driving the energy transition.” said.
Rolls-Royce, which organizes STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) trainings to train future scientists and engineers, carries out STEM activities around the world to inspire nearly 2030 million young people interested in science and technology by 25.