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.

Project participation

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