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Potential for Fuel Reduction through Electric Taxiing

Dzikus, Niclas and Fuchte, Jörg and Lau, Alexander and Gollnick, Volker (2011) Potential for Fuel Reduction through Electric Taxiing. ATIO 2011, 20.-22. Sept. 2011, Virginia, USA.

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Abstract

In this study the potential for fuel savings through electric taxiing is investigated. Therefore simple models are used to investigate the difference of fuel consumption during the ground phase and the flight phase of a gate-to-gate mission. By using these models the fuel savings can be estimated, which are the sum of the fuel saved during ground operations and the additional fuel required during the flight phase due to an increased Operating Empty Weight. The models are applied to actual data of flights conducted by domestic carriers within the United States National Airspace System. Results show that electric taxiing offers the potential for fuel savings depending on the flight mission, i.e. the ratio of time an aircraft spends on ground and the flight distance. A parametric analysis is conducted to investigate the sensitivity of the results for different constraints. The study concludes with a comparison of the concept compared to other operational or technological measures aiming to reduce fuel consumption on ground.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/73849/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Potential for Fuel Reduction through Electric Taxiing
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dzikus, NiclasNiclas.Dzikus (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fuchte, JörgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lau, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gollnick, VolkerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 September 2011
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Airport Ground Operations, Electric Taxiing
Event Title:ATIO 2011
Event Location:Virginia, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20.-22. Sept. 2011
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations
Deposited By: Dzikus, Niclas
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 14:40
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:33

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