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Efficient evaluation of measures for air traffic climate optimization

Dahlmann, Katrin and Grewe, Volker and Koch, Alexander (2013) Efficient evaluation of measures for air traffic climate optimization. 1st ECATS conference, 2013-11-18 - 2013-11-21, Berlin, Deutschland. (Unpublished)

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We present an efficient methodology for evaluating measures for climate optimizing air traffic. In this context we use an integrated simulation framework which allows assessment and optimization of operational concepts with respect to overall mean climate impact and costs on a per route basis for a global route network. The CATS simulation chain considers flight plans with city pairs, aircraft fleet composition, resulting aircraft movements, and trajectories to compute the changes in climate impact and direct operating costs. The simulation chain was applied to systematically quantify the potential for climate impact reduction and related cost changes through changed cruise flight altitudes and speeds. The simulated global route network comprises all routes served by the selected aircraft type (A330-200) in the year 2006, resulting in 1178 city pairs worldwide. For calculating the climate impact of aviation it is important to consider the effect of so-called non-CO2 emissions beside the climate effect of carbon dioxide emissions. As the impact of these non-CO2 emissions strongly depends on the location of the emission, the climate impact is no longer proportional to the total amount of emissions. Therefore it is necessary to use an efficient model like AirClim which considers the impact of different climate agents as well as their geographically variable impact for calculating the climate impact of aviation emissions. This simulation shows that it would be possible to reduce the climate impact by more than 60% by changing the flight altitude and speed, leading to an increase in direct operating costs by 32% compared to cost optimized flight altitude and speed. A one percentage increase in direct operating cost can result in a 12% reduction in climate impact.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88857/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Efficient evaluation of measures for air traffic climate optimization
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Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Klimawirkung des Luftverkehrs
Event Title:1st ECATS conference
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:18 November 2013
Event End Date:21 November 2013
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 - Climate, Weather and Environment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Dynamics
Deposited By: Dahlmann, Katrin
Deposited On:22 Apr 2014 17:18
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:54

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