Estimation of En-Route Aircraft Emissions with Remote Sensing Tools


This project was concerned with the issues arising from the aeronautical emissions which supposedly have an influence on climate change and the possibility of gaining much more focus into the problem by applying remote satellite sensing.

The objective was to evaluate the possibility of estimating air traffic emissions during the en-route segment of flight with remote sensing and statistical tools. This project analysed the viability of using remote sensing technology in the air traffic system as a way to weigh its contribution and to highlight the possible pattern of emissions coming from the air transport industry at tropospheric heights.

Start date and duration

This one-year project started in March, 2007.


Our partners/contractors are:
  • INECO (Spain), the main contractor; and
  • Ciemat (Spain), a sub-contractor.

Project deliverables

For more information

If you would like more information, please contact:
Frank Jelinek
  Last validation: 23/04/2008