10:36 uur 18-06-2021

ISAE-SUPAERO lanceert een app om de klimaatimpact van de luchtvaart te meten

TOULOUSE, Frankrijk–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hoewel tegen het einde van Emmanuel Macrons termijn van vijf jaar een referendum zou kunnen worden gehouden om milieubescherming op te nemen in de grondwet, nemen de initiatieven voor klimaatbescherming toe. Om bij te dragen aan het debat lanceert ISAE-SUPAERO CAST: een innovatieve app waarmee iedereen de klimaatimpact van de luchtvaart kan beoordelen door alle fasen van de levenscyclus mee te nemen.

Een unieke app die de echte CO2-impact van de luchtvaart benadrukt

Thomas Planès, een doctoraatsstudent aan ISAE-SUPAERO, werkt al meer dan een jaar aan dit project als onderdeel van de CEDAR (*) eco-design onderzoeksstoel.

Tegenwoordig heeft zijn onderzoek geresulteerd in een modelleringstool in de vorm van een open access-app.

ISAE-SUPAERO Launches an App to Measure the Climate Impact of Aviation

TOULOUSE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While a referendum to include environmental protection in the Constitution could be held by the end of Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term, climate protection initiatives are multiplying. To contribute to the debate, ISAE-SUPAERO is launching CAST: an innovative app that allows everyone to assess the climate impact of aviation by including all phases of the life cycle.

A unique app that highlights the real carbon impact of aviation

Thomas Planès, a doctoral student at ISAE-SUPAERO, has been working on this project for over a year as part of the CEDAR (*) eco-design research chair.

Today, his research has resulted in a modeling tool that takes the form of an open access app.

The CAST (Climate and Aviation – Sustainable Trajectories) tool allows anyone to estimate the impact that air transport will have on the climate up to 2050, depending on variables such as traffic volume, fuel consumption per passenger-kilometer, or the decarbonization of the fuel used. In addition to CO2 emissions, it also takes other effects that affect the climate into consideration, such as contrails, water and nitrogen oxide emissions.

CAST is an interactive and educational tool. It offers a manual mode intended for the general public, which allows the user to become aware of the environmental challenges of aviation, by highlighting the quantified impact of the various parameters on which we can influence, but also the uncertainties that remain. In addition, an expert mode offers more possibilities to measure trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of impact reduction strategies in relation to international commitments to fight global warming.

CAST uses an engineering and scientific approach, rich in objective models of the aircraft system, to better understand the challenges facing aviation. It aims to enable a rational debate between those in favor of continued air traffic growth and those in favor of a drastic reduction. The application provides a reliable, transparent, concrete and cross-cutting analysis that helps to evaluate sustainable trajectories for aviation” explain Thomas.

More information: www.cast.isae-supaero.fr


Leïla Colaud


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