Eurocontrol Completes First Live Contrail Prevention Trial

passenger aircraft in the clouds
The European operational trial evaluated using weather forecasts and altitude changes to prevent contrail formation.
Credit: DLR/Alejandro Morello
The first live operational trial of contrail prevention has highlighted practical problems that will require resolution if air traffic management measures are to be implemented to reduce the climate impact of aircraft non-CO2 emissions. The 10-month trial, conducted by Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper...

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