Abolfazl Simorgh

  • Nationality: Iran
  • Funding entity and Program: PIF UC3M

PhD Thesis

Aircraft Trajectory Optimization and Climate Change


Manuel Fernando Soler Arnedo (UC3M)


Air traffic operations affect climate through the emission of carbon dioxides (CO2), water vapor (H2O), aerosols, and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The effects of non-CO2 emissions, triggering approximately two-thirds of aviation RF, vary significantly with geographic location, altitude, and time of the emission. To this end, this research will aim at optimizing the flight trajectories to avoid such climate-sensitive regions. The main expected gain would be developing a robust technique to optimize aircraft trajectories considering cost and climate impacts, which can be implemented with real-time or near-real-time computational times.

REFMAP – Reducing Environmental Footprint through transformative Multi-scale Aviation Planning by the European Commission under Grant 101096698

FlyATM4E – Flying Air Traffic Management for the benefit of environment and climate funded by the European Commission under Grant 891317

Research Stays

Institutions: Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering/Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects
Feijia Yin
from December 2022 to February 2023

Doctoral Meetings 2021-2022

PhD Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Meetings 21-22 – A. Simorgh

Doctoral Meetings 2020-2021

PhD Aerospace – Doctoral Meetings 20-21- A. Simorgh