An optimisation model of environmental pollutants for the air transport network based on flight altitude
by Alireza Ansariyar; Ali Abdi Kordani; Fatemeh Mohajeri; Babak Mirbaha
International Journal of Aviation Management (IJAM), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2021

Abstract: The most important objectives of the air transport fleet design are meeting the travel demand in the network of existing trajectories, reducing costs and improving the emission rate of environmental pollutants. The environmental performance of the airline fleet is considered as a basic criterion for the design of air transport systems because of concerns in the area of global warming. In this study, the emission rate of environmental pollutants is separately measured, and logical relationships among fuel consumption, the emission rate of propellants, the volume of travel demand by airline fleet, and flight travel time are determined through using an optimisation model based on system equilibrium conditions. Eventually, the optimisation problem presented in a systematic air transport network is analysed and the results indicate that the emission of environmental pollutants is reduced by 64%.

Online publication date: Wed, 26-Jan-2022

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