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Estimation of Potential Aircraft Fuel Burn Reduction in Cruise Via Speed and Altitude Optimization Strategies
Environmental performance has become a dominant theme in all transportation sectors. As scientific evidence for global climate change mounts, social and political pressure to reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions has increased ...
Fuel Efficiency Benefits and Implementation Consideration for Cruise Altitude and Speed Optimization in the National Airspace System
This study examines the potential fuel burn benefits of altitude and speed optimization in the cruise phase of flight for domestic airlines in the United States. Airlines can achieve cost reductions and reduce environmental ...
Opportunities for Reducing Surface Emissions through Airport Surface Movement Optimization
Aircraft taxiing on the surface contribute significantly to the fuel burn and emissions at airports. This report is an overview of PARTNER’s Project 21, which tries to identify promising opportunities for surface ...
Demonstration of Reduced Airport Congestion Through Pushback Rate Control
Airport surface congestion results in significant increases in taxi times, fuel burn and emissions at major airports. This paper presents the field tests of a control strategy to airport congestion control at Boston Logan ...
Fuel Benefit from Optimal Trajectory Assignment on the North Atlantic Tracks
The North Atlantic Tracks represent one of the highest density international traffic regions in the world. Due to the lack of high-resolution radar coverage over this region, the tracks are subject to more restrictive ...
Assessment of the Ability of Existing Airport Gate Infrastructure to Accommodate Transport Category Aircraft with Increased Wingspan for Improved Fuel Efficiency
The continuous trend of rising fuel prices increases interest in improving the fuel efficiency of aircraft operations. Additionally, since fuel burn is directly linked to aircraft CO2 emissions, reducing fuel consumption ...