An analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions profile of airlines flying the Australian international market

Yin, Kwong-Sang, Dargusch, Paul and Halog, Aanthony (2015) An analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions profile of airlines flying the Australian international market. Journal of Air Transport Management, 47 218-229. doi:10.1016/j.jairtraman.2015.06.005


Author Yin, Kwong-Sang
Dargusch, Paul
Halog, Aanthony
Title An analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions profile of airlines flying the Australian international market
Journal name Journal of Air Transport Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0969-6997
1873-2089
Publication date 2015-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2015.06.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Start page 218
End page 229
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
International commercial flights (with the exception of flights between countries in European Union including Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) are currently not subject to greenhouse gas emission reduction regulation. To formulate effective and efficiency policy to manage greenhouse gas emissions from air transport, policy makers need to determine the emissions profiles of all airlines currently flying into their country or region. In this paper, we use 2012 data on airlines' aircraft characteristics, passenger load and cargo load (obtained from statistics reported by Australian Government Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics) to estimate the volume and carbon efficiency on each international route flying to and from Australia. This is the first study to use actual passenger and cargo load data to determine the greenhouse gas (specifically CO2) efficiency of airlines operating in the Australian international aviation market. Airlines' CO2 emission profile is dependent on many factors including but not limited to the aircraft used, payload, route taken, weather conditions. Our results reveal that the airlines’ CO2 emission profile is not only dependent on the aircraft used and the number of passengers but also the amount of cargo on each flight.
Keyword Aircraft type
Airline payload
Carbon efficiency
Greenhouse gas emissions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Official 2016 Collection
 
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