Fuel and air transport
A report for the European Commission
Air Transport Department, Cranfield University
This report provides supplementary information to the quarterly and annual reports
that Cranfield’s Department of Air Transport has provided to the European
Commission under contract TREN/05/MD/S07.52077.
The main objectives of the report are:
analyse the effects a change in fuel price has to the industry players
assess how the ATM related measures can help in fuel savings
review the potential for introducing alternative fuel resources
examine the responses aircraft and engine manufactures are providing in the short
assess the regulatory framework (EU, national) on aviation fuel related issues
The study focuses on EU airlines, airports and airspace, although the findings are set
in the context of the global aviation industry.