Free routing in high-complexity airspace is one of the operational improvements (OIs) that is evaluated within the ClimOP project. The free routing concept aims to remove the burdens originating from the fixed air traffic service routes and provides an opportunity for flying more efficient routes to […]
Sustainable aviation requires a collective effort to change actual operations with newer and most-efficient ones. The ClimOP Consortium knows it well. That’s why we have always strived to build synergies with projects with the same purpose: reducing aviation’s climate impact!
Throughout the years, ClimOP invested develop synergies with its sister projects […]
One possibility to reduce the climate impact of aviation is the avoidance of climate-sensitive regions, which is synonymous with climate-optimised flight planning. Those regions can be identified by algorithmic functions for nitrogen oxides (NOx), water vapour (H2O) as well as contrail cirrus, which provide a measure of climate effects associated […]
Climate change is an urgent topic in all agendas around the world as its consequences become more and more evident to everyone’s eyes. Raising temperatures, longer frost-free seasons and changes in precipitation patterns are the symptoms of an illness the world is facing due to greenhouses gases produced by […]
One of our research interests within ClimOp is to investigate the potential of combining strategic network planning and climate optimized trajectories in mitigating aviation’s climate impact from both CO2 and non-CO2 effects.
Strategic network planning is based on multiple decisions according to allocating fleet to routes that eventually form the entire […]
Last week, the ClimOP partners Deep Blue and Amigo held a training course on Climate Services to help the Italian Critical Infrastructure adapt and become more resilient to climate emergencies. According to the US Government, critical infrastructures are those organizations “whose assets, systems, and […]
Airports are well-known high energy consumers. As a consequence, each year, the top five European airports emit together more CO2 than the whole of Sweden. But, if we see the glass as half full, airports are also great potential energy savers. The good news is that Europe’s leading airports have […]
Aviation climate effects of non-CO2 emissions depend on location and time of emission. In order to mitigate aviation’s climate effect, the mitigation strategy of climate-optimized trajectories aims to avoid flying through those regions of the atmosphere which are particularly sensitive to aviation emissions (e.g. regions where persistent contrails […]
The primary purpose of the ClimOP is to develop mitigation strategies for sustainable aviation. Several operational improvements are proposed to reduce the climate impact of aviation. Some of these improvements also have a direct impact on the flight schedules. When assessing the climate impact of these improvements, it […]