Cost benefit and environmental impact assessment of operational towing

P.C. Roling, M. Segeren

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One of the potentially most significant ways of decreasing emissions at airport is by towing the aircraft on the ground instead of using its main engines. In this paper we will give a large overview of what the potential average and marginal fuel savings and impact on emissions is for some of the larger airports in Europe and North America. Especially for large hub airports, the savings are significant and are very likely more than enough so that the benefit of fuel saved outweighs the investment and cost of operating a fleet of towing vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA AVIATION 2023 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-704-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventAIAA AVIATION 2023 Forum - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 202316 Jun 2023


ConferenceAIAA AVIATION 2023 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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