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Comparison of Various Aircraft Routing Strategies Using the Air Traffic Simulation Model AirTraf 2.0

Yamashita, Hiroshi and Yin, Feijia and Grewe, Volker and Jöckel, Patrick and Matthes, Sigrun and Kern, Bastian and Dahlmann, Katrin and Frömming, Christine (2020) Comparison of Various Aircraft Routing Strategies Using the Air Traffic Simulation Model AirTraf 2.0. In: Making Aviation Environmentally Sustainable, 3rd ECATS conference, Book of Abstracts, 1, pp. 180-183. ECATS. 3rd ECATS conference, 13.-15. Okt. 2020, Online. ISBN 978-1-910029-58-9.

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Abstract

A climate-optimized routing is expected as an operational measure to reduce the climate impact of aviation, whereas this routing causes extra aircraft operating costs. This study performs some air traffic simulations of nine aircraft routing strategies which include the climate-optimized routing, and examines characteristics of those routings. A total of 103 trans-Atlantic flights of an Airbus A330 is simulated for five weather types in winter and for three types in summer over the North Atlantic by using the chemistry-climate model EMAC with the air traffic simulation submodel AirTraf. For every weather type, the climate-optimized routing shows the minimum climate impact, whereas a trade-off exists between the costs and the climate impact. The cost-optimized routing lies between time- and fuel-optimized routings, and minimizes the costs. The aircraft routing for minimum contrail formation shows the second-lowest climate impact, whereas this routing also causes extra costs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/138990/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Comparison of Various Aircraft Routing Strategies Using the Air Traffic Simulation Model AirTraf 2.0
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Yamashita, HiroshiDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Yin, FeijiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grewe, VolkerDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8012-6783
Jöckel, PatrickDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8964-1394
Matthes, SigrunDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5114-2418
Kern, BastianDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7646-9273
Dahlmann, KatrinDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3198-1713
Frömming, ChristineDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5516-7180
Date:15 October 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Making Aviation Environmentally Sustainable, 3rd ECATS conference, Book of Abstracts
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1
Page Range:pp. 180-183
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Matthes, SigrunSigrun.Matthes@dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5114-2418
Blum, AnjaAnja.Blum@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:ECATS
ISBN:978-1-910029-58-9
Status:Published
Keywords:Climate impact of aviation, Climate-optimized routing, North Atlantic weather patterns
Event Title:3rd ECATS conference
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-15. Okt. 2020
Organizer:ECATS
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: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Modelling
Deposited By: Yamashita, Hiroshi
Deposited On:02 Dec 2020 07:52
Last Modified:02 Dec 2020 07:52

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