The global aviation industry has shown reluctance to move away from record production despite growing concerns over passenger aircraft demand in the years ahead.
While an expansion of air travel is expected for Southeast Asia, the outlook for other regions is far less optimistic. This page collates the latest DW content on issues related to aviation.
Modern batteries are already providing enough energy to get airborne. Something start-ups like Volocopter are taking advantage of - creating light-weight computer-piloted arial vehicles they hope will soon replace your trusty taxi, AND help cut down congestion in the world's urban centers.