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A dynamic, technology-based air transportation model - Description and some applications

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

Civil aviation produces around 3% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission has issued recently an initiative aiming at including this sector under the EU emission trading scheme. The lack of availabIe tools has prompted the development of the IPTS Air Transport Model, described in this document. This new tool has been conceived as an extension of the POLES model, and it is aimed to project the global energy use and the corresponding emissions from the civil air transport sector during the period 2000-2050. The IPTS Air Transport Model is fed with an extensive database built mainly from IATA's statistics, and complemented with other data from NASA, EUROCONTROL, Airbus and Boeing. The information has been structured in a way fully compatible with POLES. This report describes the main hypothesis made, as well as the results of the reference scenario and four alternative scenarios. The results from the reference scenario are compared with those of other available studies in the literature. The four alternative scenarios focus on alternative schemes of emission trading that could potentially be implemented for the sector in the period 2013-2020.

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Authors: HIDALGO I, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);CISCAR J C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SORIA A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22617 EN (2006), 38 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LF-NA-22617-EN-N The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at: http://bookshop.europa.eu
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