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Climate-Compatible Air Transport System - Climate Impact Mitigation Potential for Actual and Future Aircraft

Dahlmann, Katrin and Koch, Alexander and Linke, Florian and Grewe, Volker and Otten, Tom and Seider, Doreen and Gollnick, Volker and Schumann, Ulrich (2016) Climate-Compatible Air Transport System - Climate Impact Mitigation Potential for Actual and Future Aircraft. Aerospace, pp. 1-25. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/aerospace3040038. ISSN 2226-4310.

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Aviation guarantees mobility, but its emissions also contribute considerably to climate change. Therefore, climate impact mitigation strategies have to be developed based on comprehensive assessments of the different impacting factors. We quantify the climate impact mitigation potential and related costs resulting from changes in aircraft operations and design using a multi-disciplinary model workflow. We first analyze the climate impact mitigation potential and cash operating cost changes of altered cruise altitudes and speeds for all flights globally operated by the Airbus A330-200 fleet in the year 2006. We find that this globally can lead to a 42% reduction in temperature response at a 10% cash operating cost increase. Based on this analysis, new design criteria are derived for future aircraft that are optimized for cruise conditions with reduced climate impact. The newly-optimized aircraft is re-assessed with the developed model workflow. We obtain additional climate mitigation potential with small to moderate cash operating cost changes due to the aircraft design changes of, e.g., a 32% and 54% temperature response reduction for a 0% and 10% cash operating cost increase. Hence, replacing the entire A330-200 fleet by this redesigned aircraft Macr = 0.72 and initial cruise altitude (ICA) = 8000 m) could reduce the climate impact by 32% without an increase of cash operating cost.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107544/
Document Type:Article
Title:Climate-Compatible Air Transport System - Climate Impact Mitigation Potential for Actual and Future Aircraft
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dahlmann, KatrinDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3198-1713UNSPECIFIED
Koch, AlexanderlufttransportsystemeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Linke, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1403-3471UNSPECIFIED
Grewe, VolkerDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8012-6783UNSPECIFIED
Seider, DoreenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9484-8704UNSPECIFIED
Schumann, UlrichDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5255-6869UNSPECIFIED
Date:17 November 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Aerospace
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-25
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:climate mitigation potential; cost-benefit analysis; aircraft design
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment (old)
Location: Hamburg , Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Modelling
Air Transport Operations
Institute of Propulsion Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Dahlmann, Katrin
Deposited On:17 Nov 2016 08:57
Last Modified:14 Nov 2023 13:37

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