We analyzed the global press coverage covering major aviation technologies to find out how “the public” evaluates the future of aviation.
As you can see below, it looks like the narrative has shifted quite a bit over the past few years.
While electric flying used to be the “hottest thing” for cleaner air transportation, hydrogen is now gaining serious traction as a possible way to power the aviation industry.
Since 2020, news related to hydrogen aircraft have rapidly trended upwards, clearly outperforming stories about electric planes as well as supersonic planes.
By the way, the latter has long been considered the next big thing in aviation. However, this was the case prior to the pandemic.
Now, sustainability concerns continue to intensify in importance which is likely to close the chapter on supersonic flying altogether.