Category
Aviation Management
Supervisor
Ian Douglas
Creator
Roger Millar
Status
Current
Level
PhD
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To provide a reduction in aviation emissions whilst still allowing for growth it is likely that a variety of economic, operational and technological mitigation will be required. This research will utilise aircraft lifecycle cost models and the Driving, Pressures, State, Impact, Responses (DPSIR) framework to provide an analysis of commercial aircraft configurations. Correlations between airframe, engine, and emissions will be identified and compared with operational costs, providing aircraft manufacturers, airlines and aircraft financiers with an enhanced understanding of the operational and climate implications of their aircraft configuration decisions.