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Herinckx, L.E. (author), Gutleb, T.L.M. (author), Van Nunen, R. (author), Van Rompuy, E. (author), Bos, D.A. (author), Dijkers, H.P.A. (author), De Wit, J. (author), Radfar, H. (author), Sahin, S.E. (author), Beelarts van Blokland, W.W.A. (author)
Formation flying is introduced as a new and innovative air transportation system for long-haul commercial flight. With this paper the operational feasibility of formation flying is addressed, both from a market demand and economic, as well as an air traffic control perspective. Preliminary results of a case study indicate that operating a newly...
conference paper 2011
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Dijkers, H.P.A. (author), Van Nunen, R. (author), Bos, D.A. (author), Gutleb, T.L.M. (author), Herinckx, L.E. (author), Radfar, H. (author), Van Rompuy, E. (author), Sayin, S.E. (author), De Wit, J. (author), Beelaerts van Blokland, W.W.A. (author)
The airline industry is under continuous pressure to reduce emissions and costs. This paper investigates the feasibility for commercial airlines to use formation flight to reduce emissions and fuel burn. To fly in formation, an aircraft needs to benefit from the wake vortices of the preceding aircraft. This requires a stable aerodynamic flow,...
conference paper 2011