Reducing Aviation’s Climate Impact with In-Flight Measures: ‘Flying low and slow’ and ‘Climate-optimised Intermediate Stop Operations’
Global aviation and its emissions contribute to anthropogenic impact on climate. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has a long-term effect on climate over several decades, with the consequence that the CO2 greenhouse effect is independent of daytime, altitude and weather situation. Unlike non-CO2 emission’s climate impact, CO2 […]
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 […]
The mitigation of aviation’s climate impact is a subject that enjoys increasing attention. The awareness about not only the CO2- but also the non-CO2 impact of aviation increases. Oftentimes, technological improvements are considered in the system change towards greener aviation. Nevertheless, these improvements require innovative research and are […]
ClimOP recently hosted a workshop to demonstrate how to build more energy-efficient European airports. Over the past few months, the European project aiming to contribute to greener aviation has assessed the impact three operational improvements have on aviation stakeholders and the climate. The ClimOP Consortium considered three measures to reduce […]
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 […]