European aviation fuel burn and emissions inventory system (FEIS)

20 July 2018
EUROCONTROL has  produced estimates of the total masses of each of the types of fuel burnt and each of the species of interest emitted for the years from 2005 to 2016 inclusive for the 16 states that are members of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) but not members of the European Union (EU).
 
In doing so, EUROCONTROL was able to provide the European Environment Agency with estimates of these masses for the years from 2005 to 2016 for the five states that are members of the EEA but not members of the EU. EUROCONTROL is continuing this service in 2018.
 
This document describes both the procedure by which these estimates are produced and the tools and databases that are used to do the calculations. The procedure is called “The Fuel Burn and Emissions Inventory System (FEIS) procedure”.
 

Background information

EUROCONTROL has developed an aviation fuel use and emission inventory system (FEIS) that covers all 44 member countries of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) from the year 2005. We update FEIS every year.

The FEIS uses EUROCONTROL's Advanced Emission Model (AEM) to process 4D flight trajectory data, flight segment by flight segment, and estimates the fuel consumption and the masses of a long list of emissions produced in each segment. These are then aggregated to give the fuel burn and emissions per flight. This is carried out for all flight data collected by EUROCONTROL.