U.S. Fuel Trends Analysis and Comparison to GIACC/4-IP/1

The extent to which global aviation fuel consumption may change over time will be influenced by a number of factors, including improvements in aircraft technology and airspace management, and fluctuations in jet fuel availability and price. The extent to which global aviation carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions may change over time is influenced by the same factors as aviation fuel consumption, as well as the availability of renewable aviation fuels that offer CO₂ reductions over their life cycle. This paper summarizes the findings from an analysis of a range of potential scenarios undertaken by the U.S. to inform the Group on International Aviation and Climate Change (GIACC) discussions regarding what fuel consumption CO₂ emissions savings may be achieved from a combination of measures. These findings are then compared to the results presented in GIACC/4-IP/1. The comparison of scenarios exemplifies that reflecting economic and aviation activity from 2006 to the present in the scenarios makes a marked difference in the projected 2050 levels.

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    • This paper was presented by the United States at the Group on International Aviation and Climate Change (GIACC) Fourth Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 25 to 28 May 2009, Agenda Item 2: Review of aviation emissions-related activities within ICAO and internationally.
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    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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    U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Publication Date: 2009-5-22


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Information Paper
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01875527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GIACC/4-IP/12
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2023 6:05PM