This paper uses a life cycle assessment of an Airbus A320 commercial airliner to determine the relative environmental impact of each service life phase. It was conducted in accordance with ISO 14040/44, the EcoInvent inventory database, customised unit process entries for the most important processes and materials and the Eco-Indicator 99 weighting method. The conclusions highlighting the very low contribution of the manufacturing phase to the overall service life emissions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
- commercial passenger airliners
- life cycle assessment
- aviation CO2 emissions
- environmental impact