Yesterday, the ClimOP Consortium gathered in the amazing city of Rome for the first time after a long time of online meetings. The encounter aimed to discuss and align all the analyses made by the partners on the different operational improvements. All partners presented how they assessed the operational improvement they are responsible for and the impact the solutions will have on several aviation areas.

Environmental, economical, technical, operational, safety, human performance and social acceptance are the areas against which ClimOP is evaluating its greener solutions. Integrating the work made by each partner was fundamental to combine the operational improvements into operational scenarios to propose to aviation stakeholders and policymakers.

The fruitful discussion brought to the identification of three preliminary scenarios. The first one aims to combine three ground operations: green taxiing, electrification of ground support equipment and the upgrading of the airports’ infrastructures. The second one focuses on optimized flight trajectories such as flying low and slow, free routing, strategic planning and climate optimized intermediate stop-over. While the latter combines wind/weather-optimal flight planning and free routing.

The Consortium will model and assess the scenarios through the next months. The Key Performance Areas and Key Performance Indicators related to the OIs for the second round will be described in D1.5 of January. In May 2022, ClimOP will define the scenarios in D2.4. Huge expectations are set on the results of the survey on air passengers, which will help the Consortium to understand the social acceptance of its solutions.

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