Towards Sustainability in Air Traffic Management

Kale, Utku ORCID:, Jankovics, István, Nagy, András ORCID: and Rohács, Dániel (2021) Towards Sustainability in Air Traffic Management. Sustainability, 13 (10). p. 5451. ISSN 2071-1050

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The International Civil Aviation Organization is estimated that the number of domestic and international passengers will be expected to reach six billion by 2030. This exponential growth in air transport has resulted in a wide range of adverse effects such as environmental impacts. The purpose of this research is to develop new air traffic management, and operator (pilots, air traffic controllers) load measuring systems in order to save fuel, and flight time, thereby reducing environmental impact, carbon emission, greenhouse gas generation, noise pollution, and operating cost. This paper deals with: (i) dynamic sectorization and airspace configuration (ii) introduction of the highly dynamic approach and landing procedures, (iii) dilemmas of human in sustainability (related to the individuals, the society, the non-governmental organizations, and the managers), and (iv) development of dedicated non-intrusive operator supporting systems based on eye-tracking, heart rate, and electrodermal activity. Due to the consequent effects of these developments, the dynamic sectorization and air space configuration may eliminate the task overload and reduce the actual operator load by 30–40%. With the developed concept of dynamic approach and landing procedures, aircraft will be able to follow better trajectories to avoid residential areas around airports to (i) reduce ground noise, and emission, (ii) avoid encounters severe weather and prevent incidents and accidents, and (iii) decrease landing distance up to 56% in compared to the “published transition route”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: air traffic management; operators; high level of automation; optimal trajectories; dynamic approach and landing procedures; dilemmas; sustainability; environmental impact; emission; greenhouse gases
Divisions: Műszaki Intézet > Gépészeti Tanszék
Depositing User: Gergely Beregi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 13:11
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