CASANDRA VENERA PIETREANU, SORIN EUGEN ZAHARIA, CORNEL DINU QUANTIFICATION OF THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF ROMANIAN NATIONAL AIRLINES
Air quality is submitted to national and international standards and regulations, thus air traffic growth’s implications on the environment can be analyzed only in compliance with such norms. While achieving the requirements of environmental protection reflected by legal frameworks, airlines have to establish their own responsibility policy based on emission reduction options, which can be approached by market strategies and technological developments. In this context, the paper aims at analyzing this long-term challenge for the Romanian aeronautical industry and assesses airlines’ strategies and targets. The research also aims to quantify the impact on the environment of domestic flights performed by two national airlines (i.e. Tarom and Blue Air) on a peak period in terms of air traffic, with accent on the emissions of and(which represents a linear function of fuel burn).
Keywords: air quality, emissions, environmental protection, Romanian national airlines