The Clean Sky project REIVON investigates to what extent the CO2 emissions of global aviation can be reduced via optimisation of aircraft size/range and flight network. Two main approaches are investigated:
splitting long-haul flights into shorter legs
Reducing flight frequencies on busy routes to the necessary minimum using larger aircraft with related aircraft optimisation
REIVON uses an integrated approach involving experts from multiple disciplines, including aircraft design and performance, airline fleet and network optimisation, aircraft emissions modelling, air traffic demand modelling as well as impact assessment on local and global level.
Identify the theoretical potentials for reducing CO2 emissions via these approaches and combinations of both combinations of both, including aircraft optimisation
Assess their impact on stakeholders (passengers, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports and airport neighbours)
Analyse potential measures to establish an air transport system with optimised aircraft, flight network and frequencies