Data used for airport capacity studies are extremely detailed and complete. They can therefore be used in order to evaluate some environmental impacts as well.
This report describes a fuel burn and emission model designed to allow the calculation of precise estimates of both, the fuel consumption and the pollutants emission of aircrafts while they land, taxi, and take-off.
Taking those estimates into account in an airport capacity study adds a multidisciplinary dimension to the evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of the various scenarios considered.
This report also describes the technical tools created in order to put the fuel burn and pollutants emission model in application, namely a database of aircraft emissions and fuel consumption, and a computer program designed to link the data contained in said database to the airport capacity simulation data.
Eventually, this report presents the results obtained with those tools for an actual airport capacity study, in order to demonstrate the possibilities offered by this model.