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ZAV analyzes impact of climate change on aviation industry

Students of the BSc program in aviation analyzed in collaboration with researchers of the Centre for Aviation the impact of global warming on the take-off distance of aircraft.

For their Bachelor's thesis, the BSc in Aviation students Sophie Jochems and Manuel Nauer analysed the impact of climate change on the required take-off distance of aircraft. Their research was conducted under supervision of ZAV staff researcher Dr. Julien Anet

The distance required for a take-off run depends, amongst other things, heavily on the prevailing temperature of the air. Due to global warming, the mean surface temperature is expected to increase. Consequently, the researchers anticipate an increase in the mean distance required for take-off runs. This circumstance will be challenging for airlines and airports around the globe. Further information can be retrieved in an article published in the newspaper "Aerotelegraph".