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Global Fuel Analysis of Intermediate Stop Operations on Long-Haul Routes

Linke, Florian and Langhans, Stephan and Gollnick, Volker (2011) Global Fuel Analysis of Intermediate Stop Operations on Long-Haul Routes. 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, 20.-22. Sep. 2011, Virginia Beach, USA.

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Abstract

A global system analysis with regards to fuel efficiency and its results for an operational concept for long-range operations is presented in this paper. The net effects of an Intermediate Stop Operations (ISO) concept are shown and air transportation system related questions are discussed. It can be shown that both with existing and re-designed aircraft, the fuel saving potential is in the order of 7%–15.5% on a single mission, depending mainly on aircraft design range and the geographic location of the refueling point relative to origin and destination airports. A global analysis of all Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 flights served in 2010 is performed, defining fuel-optimum intermediate airports wherever suitable. Using only today’s aircraft would possibly yield fuel savings around 1.3%. Introducing an aircraft redesigned for 3000 nm would lead to a saving of more than 11% of the fleets total blockfuel. The optimum airport location for the ISO concept is analyzed as a function of design range. Optimum airport locations are found e.g. in India, Alaska, Siberia, or Newfoundland.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Global Fuel Analysis of Intermediate Stop Operations on Long-Haul Routes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Linke, FlorianFlorian.Linke@dlr.de
Langhans, StephanStephan.Langhans@dlr.de
Gollnick, Volkervolker.gollnick@dlr.de
Date:20 September 2011
Status:Published
Keywords:Intermediate Stop Operations; Multi Staging; Two Step Operations; Global System Analysis; Long-Haul;
Event Title:11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference
Event Location:Virginia Beach, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20.-22. Sep. 2011
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Concepts and Operation
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Lufttransportsysteme
Deposited By: Florian Linke
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 09:26
Last Modified:05 Mar 2013 13:28

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