EGU23 General Assembly

This week, the Aircraft Operations Lab UC3M team is in Vienna to attend the EGU 23 General Assembly. The EGU (European Geosciences Union) is the leading European geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in Earth, planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humankind, worldwide.

Our PhD students Fateme Baneshi and Abolfazl Simorgh have presented their work related to the mitigation of aircraft climate impact:

Cost-Effective Robust Climate-Friendly Aircraft Trajectory Planning

Abolfazl Simorgh and Manuel Soler

  • Aircraft trajectory optimization to reduce aviation-induced non-CO2 climate effects.
  • Take into account meteorological uncertainty characterized by employing Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) weather forecasting.
  • Efficient Pareto-optimal solutions to study the trade-off between climate impact and
  • operating cost.
  • Control the impact of uncertainty on the estimated climate effects by avoiding airspace areas with high variability among the estimated climate sensitivity.
Network Assessment of the Aviation Climate Impact Considering the European Structured Airspace

Fateme Baneshi and Manuel Soler

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) and non-CO2 aviation emissions contribute considerably to global warming.
  • The climate impacts of non-CO2 species directly depend on meteorological conditions at the time and location of emissions.
  • Performing efficient maneuvers to avoid climate hotspots can potentially mitigate their associated climate effects.
  • Air traffic management (ATM) is a complex system, and its collective behavior can only be captured by accounting for the interaction between individual trajectories (micro-scale) at the ATM network (macro-scale).
  • Micro-level trajectory planning in isolation from the ATM system would not be operationally feasible.
  • Adopting individually optimized trajectories changes the traffic pattern [3].
  • The changes in air traffic flow can cause the complexity of traffic to increase in congested regions and pose potential safety hazards.
  • Evolution toward a climatically-oriented ATM system requires a holistic view of the consequences of adopting climate-optimal routes at the network scale.

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