22 March 2009

ECI paper on quantifying CO2 emissions from flights

A February 2009 paper, Calculating The Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Flights from Dr Christian Jardine of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University offers some interesting observations.

A key point is that, compared to CORINAIR (see previous post), the FAA's System for Assessing Aviation's Global Emissions (SAGE) data offers greater detail on the environmental performance of different aircraft types. This is essential if one is to take into account the significant technological progress that the aerospace industry is making.

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