The report was produced to clarify potential environmental benefits the Single European Sky (SES) 2+ legislation could deliver on and contribute to the discussions in the European Council and Parliament. It uses a new approach directly based on fuel burn from take-off to landing, in order to better assess the potential benefit pool of fuel/CO2 that can be addressed by ATM. Previous work has mainly focused on time or distance-based indicators to measure the inefficiency of individual flight phases. The new operational excess fuel burn indicator allows a more holistic assessment and takes into account a range of factors such as wind when calculating the best route for different aircraft types.
Inefficiency in the European air traffic management network resulting in an average additional fuel burn of 8.6%-11.2%
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"Aviation stakeholders will respond successfully to this ambitious decarbonisation challenge"
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