Reducing airborne delays by further acting on ground delays at departure airports, is one way to act rapidly on fuel burn and CO2 emissions, suggest partners in the SESAR industrial research project, ITARO (Integrated TMA, Airport and Runway Operations). ITARO partner, EUROCONTROL has published a summary of a modelling study they conducted on airborne delays versus ground delays.
A more extensive paper on the topic will be presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum, explaining what the initial study has uncovered. The leaflet explores what is at stake, what we can do about it, what we can expect and next steps.
The study, carried out by EUROCONTROL and with feedback provided by NATS, forms part of the work undertaken in the SESAR industrial research project, ITARO (Integrated TMA, Airport and Runway Operations), in support of SESAR Solution ‘Arrival Management Streaming for optimised use of Systemised Airspace’.