Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Development and technical paper
17 May 2024
Development and technical paper |  | 17 May 2024

Decision-making strategies implemented in SolFinder 1.0 to identify eco-efficient aircraft trajectories: application study in AirTraf 3.0

Federica Castino, Feijia Yin, Volker Grewe, Hiroshi Yamashita, Sigrun Matthes, Simone Dietmüller, Sabine Baumann, Manuel Soler, Abolfazl Simorgh, Maximilian Mendiguchia Meuser, Florian Linke, and Benjamin Lührs


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-88', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Federica Castino, 11 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-88', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Nov 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Federica Castino, 11 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Federica Castino on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2024) by David Ham
AR by Federica Castino on behalf of the Authors (04 Mar 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We introduce SolFinder 1.0, a decision-making tool to select trade-offs between different objective functions for optimal aircraft trajectories, including fuel use, flight time, NOx emissions, contrail distance, and climate impact. The module is included in the AirTraf 3.0 submodel and uses weather conditions simulated by the EMAC atmospheric model. This paper focuses on the ability of SolFinder to identify eco-efficient trajectories, reducing a flight's climate impact at limited cost penalties.