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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