Fuel and Emission Benefits for Continuous Descent Approaches at Schiphol

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the potential fuel and emission benefits of implementing Continuous Descent Operations at Schiphol International Airport, from cruise altitude to the final approach fix, for a large scope of aircraft types. Using historical data from on-board sources and ADS-B, fuel-optimal continuous descents are simulated using the total-energy model. By comparing the fuel consumption between historical flights and the simulated continuous descent flights, fuel benefits are found. CO2 emissions are then calculated linearly from the fuel benefits. The results show average savings of 92kg up to 500 kg of fuel per flight. For Schiphol, this results in a total of 39 million kg of fuel savings per, year leading to more than 123 thousand tonnes of CO2 savings per year.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationBarcelona, Spain, 2018
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventICRAT 2018: 2018 International Conference on Research in Air Transportation - Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 8
http://www.icrat.org/icrat/8th-international-conference/

Conference

ConferenceICRAT 2018: 2018 International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
Abbreviated titleICRAT 2018
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period26/06/1829/06/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Airspace capacity
  • airspace stability
  • Domino Effect
  • Parameter (DEP)
  • self-separation
  • BlueSky ATM simulator

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