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oreillyp@erau.edu

Submission Type

Abstract - Paper/Presentation Only

Topic Area

Sustainability: The Future is Now; How sustainability initiatives are driving innovation in the industry; How to foster important discussions about sustainability in the collegiate environment; Supporting a growing aviation sector while reducing the carbon footprint; Air traffic management, technology and sustainability; Aviation Safety; Data monitoring and advances in technology; Safety Management Systems; Technological and Aviation: Advances in Training; Research highlighting the benefits of virtual and augmented training applications

Keywords

Carbon Emissions, Sustainability, Fuel Tankering, Carbon Credits, Neutralization Policies

Abstract

As aviation has been one of the fastest-growing sources of emissions, this paper explores sustainable solutions in the equation of the economic savings from the fuel tankering practice, in a way it could represent gains of credibility for this industry (Boussauw & Vanoutrive, 2019). The fuel expenses in Brazil have been responsible for the highest operational cost for the airlines and, as a result, there has been an ongoing pursuit of the highest level of efficiency (ANAC, 2019). In this context, this study has been focused on the emerging Brazilian aviation market, and uses primary data collected from three major airlines in 2019, representing approximately 92% of the Brazilian domestic market share.

This research project assessed the total fuel tankering quantity data used by Brazilian airline industry in 2019 and explains the total carbon emission that emitted in 2019 related to fuel tinkering. The project also evaluated and compared the Brazilian fuel tankering scenario against the global scenario, appraised the average cost of carbon to neutralize the fuel tankering used by purchasing carbon credits and recommend support solutions for the adjustment of savings incorporating the neutralization of carbon emissions. Some of our recommendations include the levelling of the State taxes in order to reduce the need for airlines to apply procedures that negatively affect the environment, and the implementation of carbon emission compensation/neutralization policies.

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Neutralization of Fuel Tankering Emissions for Environmental Sustainability

As aviation has been one of the fastest-growing sources of emissions, this paper explores sustainable solutions in the equation of the economic savings from the fuel tankering practice, in a way it could represent gains of credibility for this industry (Boussauw & Vanoutrive, 2019). The fuel expenses in Brazil have been responsible for the highest operational cost for the airlines and, as a result, there has been an ongoing pursuit of the highest level of efficiency (ANAC, 2019). In this context, this study has been focused on the emerging Brazilian aviation market, and uses primary data collected from three major airlines in 2019, representing approximately 92% of the Brazilian domestic market share.

This research project assessed the total fuel tankering quantity data used by Brazilian airline industry in 2019 and explains the total carbon emission that emitted in 2019 related to fuel tinkering. The project also evaluated and compared the Brazilian fuel tankering scenario against the global scenario, appraised the average cost of carbon to neutralize the fuel tankering used by purchasing carbon credits and recommend support solutions for the adjustment of savings incorporating the neutralization of carbon emissions. Some of our recommendations include the levelling of the State taxes in order to reduce the need for airlines to apply procedures that negatively affect the environment, and the implementation of carbon emission compensation/neutralization policies.

 

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