REACT4C is currently in it's second year, after it
was started in January 2010 with a kick-off event in Munich.
The project, coordianted by the DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, is funded until 2013 by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme
(grant number ACP8-GA-2009-233772).
The REACT4C Consortium is composed of a total of eight partners.
The collaborative project REACT4C (Reducing Emissions from Aviation
by Changing Trajectories for the benefit of Climate) has the
For a set of typical weather situations,
4D (location and time)
cost functions will be
determined that reflect the
environmental and climate impact of aviation emissions.
Current operational flight planning tools
will be extended to account for
environmental effects via these cost functions. Flight trajectories
will be calculated for several optimisation targets:
operational, economic and environmental.
The associated impacts on the environment will be calculated.
Practical rules for an
environmentally friendly flight planning will be deduced.
- to explore the feasibility of adopting flight altitudes and flight
routes that lead to reduced fuel consumption
and emissions, and lessen the environmental impact;
- to estimate the overall global effect of such ATM measures in terms of
Concepts of future (green) aircraft that will be adapted and optimised
for the new environmentally compatible flight routing will be
developed and the associated mitigation gain of such aircraft will
be estimated in terms of environmental and climatic impact.
Finally, the results will be disseminated to stakeholders in the
aviation sector, the science community and the general public,
and the results will be prepared for further exploitation.