EUROCONTROL Data Snapshots

2021

Measuring horizontal flight efficiency - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #14

Published: 13 Jul 2021

The 14. EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot looks at horizontal en-route flight efficiency - and why the shortest route is not necessarily the most fuel efficient one.


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Horizontal en-route flight efficiency
Change in operational fleet mix (01-21 June 2021 vs 01-21 June 2019) - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #13

Published: 29 Jun 2021

The 13. EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot looks at how airlines reduced the complexity of their aircraft fleet mix in the last two years and introduced more fuel-efficient aircraft types.


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Change in operational fleet mix (01-21 June 2021 vs 01-21 June 2019)
Inactive Aircraft in Europe - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #12

Published: 22 Jun 2021

The 12. EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot looks at the level of inactive aircraft and how, across Europe, aircraft are being woken for the summer..


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Inactive Aircraft in Europe
Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at European airports? - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #11

Published: 08 Jun 2021

The eleventh EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot tackles the question - Can regulation and focused logistics unlock the availability of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at European airports?.


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SAF use at European airports
Surveillance Radar Overload - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #10

Published: 10 May 2021

The tenth EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot focuses on the overload on the use of Surveillance Radar.


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Surveillance Radar Overload
2020 - smaller aircraft, shorter flights and fluctuating weight - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #9

Published: 22 April 2021

The ninth EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot focuses on the fact that the average flight in 2020 was 7.6% shorter than 2019, but the average flight weight fluctuated from month to month quite dramatically compared with the relatively steady levels in 2019.


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2020 - smaller aircraft, shorter flights and fluctuating weight
The costs of air traffic management in Europe - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #8

Published: 23 March 2021

The eighth EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot is dedicated to how costs of air traffic management in Europe became disconnected from traffic around 2008.


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The costs of air traffic management in Europe
COVID-19’s impact on Europe’s long-haul network - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #7

Published: 16 March 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s high-frequency long-haul network is cut by two-thirds.


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COVID-19's impact on Europe's long-haul network
How has COVID-19 impacted the network? - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #6

Published: 09 March 2021

Right now, most routes across the Network are lower frequency and mostly domestic – find out where the flows are in the latest Data Snapshot, which compares 02/2021 and pre-pandemic 02/2020. The new Data Snapshot compares the busy short and medium-haul routes right now, with this time last year, pre-COVID.

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How has COVID-19 impacted the network?
All-cargo flights market share - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #5

Published: 23 Feb 2021

A growing number of empty passenger aircraft are operating freight-only flights, finds our latest Data Snapshot, which looks at the growth of air cargo during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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All-cargo flights market share
CO₂ emissions by flight distance - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #4

Published: 16 Feb 2021

The fourth EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot expands on the fact that half of CO₂ emissions come from just 6% of flights: the long-haul ones.

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CO₂ emissions by flight distance
COVID-19 cuts to flights have interrupted Airbus’s growing dominance of flights in Europe - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #3

Published: 09 Feb 2021

The EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot reveals that COVID-19 has massively reduced the number of flights by Airbus aircraft across the network, reversing a decade-long trend.

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COVID-19 cuts to flights have interrupted Airbus’s growing dominance of flights in Europe
CO₂ emissions from flights in 2020 - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #2

Published: 26 Jan 2021

CO2 emissions fell by 57% in the EUROCONTROL network area in 2020 – but, as our latest EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot 2020 shows, that breaks down into big variations across States.

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CO₂ emissions from flights in 2020
Airline schedules during 2020 were a weaker guide to flights than usual - EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #1

Published: 12 Jan 2021

In normal times the published airline schedules are a pretty good indicator of how many scheduled flights there will be. However, these are not normal times. One stark indicator of the volatility of COVID-related travel restrictions in the last 10 months is the fraction of scheduled flights which were actually operated, even in the week immediately after the schedule was published.

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Airline schedules during 2020 were a weaker guide to flights than usual