Friday Seminar - Anthony Evans on Simulating Airline Operational Responses to Environmental Constraints


This week’s Friday TRANSOC Seminar has Anthony Evans, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center, presenting “Airline Operational Responses to Environmental Constraints.”

Significant growth is anticipated in global air transportation over the coming decades, which is expected to have local and global environmental impacts. This presentation describes a model that predicts airline flight network, frequency and fleet changes in response to policy measures that aim to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. Such airline operational responses to policy measures are not considered by most integrated aviation-environment modelling tools. By not modelling these effects the capability of the air transport system to adjust under changing conditions is neglected, resulting in the forecasting of potentially misleading system and local responses to constraints.