Evaluation of potential near-term operational changes to mitigate environmental impacts of aviation

Changing aircraft operational procedures is one way of mitigating the environmental impacts of aviation in relatively short timeframes with existing aircraft types. However, to date these mitigations have not been evaluated or compared in a systematic manner that considers both their environmental impact reduction potential and their ability to be successfully implemented. This article presents a comprehensive identification and systematic evaluation of potential near-term operational changes to determine their relative environmental mitigation benefits. The research also evaluated the potential for successful implementation by identifying possible barriers to implementation for each mitigation. The analysis identifies the most promising mitigations offering a combination of environmental impact reduction and ease of implementation.


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  • Accession Number: 01489977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2013 4:12PM