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Design, Economic Competitiveness, and Profitability of a 2025 LNG Fueled Turboprop for the LNG Air Transportation System

Gibbs, Jonathan and Nagel, Björn (2016) Design, Economic Competitiveness, and Profitability of a 2025 LNG Fueled Turboprop for the LNG Air Transportation System. 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4-8 Jan 2016, San Diego, California.

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Abstract

This paper describes the technical characteristics, lifecycle emissions and economic competitiveness of a hypothetical liquid natural gas (LNG) powered turboprop when introduced into a market place with both existing turboprops and potential competitive responses between 2025 and 2030. Natural gas possesses vast potential to reduce emissions and improve operating costs in commercial aviation because it is cheaper and cleaner than jet fuel. The results show that LNG turboprop can completely robustly against current turboprops (ATR-72 and Bombardier Q400), the competitive responses of stretched derivative of the Q400 to 90 seats, and against discounted used version of current turboprops. Specifically, the LNG turboprop can achieve between a 9% and 15% operating cost advantage compared to current turboprops, 4.9%-8.9% against a stretch of the Q400 turboprop, and, a 3%-11% advantage against existing turboprops sold or leased at steep discounts. The program is shown to be profitable and yield a positive internal rate of return on invested capital between 9% and 17% if market share levels between 47% and 75% are achieved.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108764/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Title:Design, Economic Competitiveness, and Profitability of a 2025 LNG Fueled Turboprop for the LNG Air Transportation System
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gibbs, JonathanJonathan.Gibbs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Nagel, BjörnBjoern.Nagel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:LNG, Liquid Natural Gas, Turboprop, Aircraft, Design, Economic, Competitiveness
Event Title:54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Event Location:San Diego, California
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:4-8 Jan 2016
Organizer:AIAA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations > Integrated Aircraft Design
Deposited By: Gibbs, Jonathan
Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 10:35
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:06

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