Reference: AED 0703
Last update: 28/07/2009 12:22:09
1) To identify abatement options which might deliver savings from domestic aviation before 2022 and those that could deliver long term savings up to 2050.
2) To provide a credible and independent view of the potential for technological and operational improvements in aviation including potential initiatives to deliver CO2 savings from UK domestic aviation.
3) To provide estimates of potential CO2 savings and estimated financial costs, quantified where possible, along with timeframes, interdependencies with other emissions and barriers to change.
The project will focus on potential policy measures and interventions available to the UK domestic aviation to reduce CO2 emissions. Domestic aviation is defined as internal flights. The study will identify the main technological and opeartional options as well as potential regulatory measures, for achieving CO2 reductions within domestic aviation. The study will also identify the main knowledge gaps and uncertainties that need to be addressed to identify least cost options for environmemt abatement in the avitaion industry.
The Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Transportation, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 OAL
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Buidling, All Saints, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
Cost to the Department: £53,425.00
Actual start date: 13 May 2008
Actual completion date: 15 December 2008
UK Aviation: Carbon Reduction Futures - Final Report
Author: The Centre for Air Transport and the Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University and Cranfield University
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Source: DfT website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/environmentalissues/carbonreductionfutures/finalreport.pdf