A Holistic View of Sustainable Aviation

  • Birol Kılkış


This chapter redefines the concept of sustainable aviation (SA) in a holistic model that encompasses the landside and the airside of aviation. It also covers the type of the aviation fuel, ground transport, safe utilization of renewable energy resources near airports, waste management, biogas, new HVAC technologies, aviation and passenger safety, energy, and exergy economy, all being mapped on a new circular exergy diagram. This chapter gives special emphasis to terminal buildings and presents a new exergy-based rating system. Three international airports were compared in terms of CO2 emissions, sustainability, and rational utilization of energy and exergy.


Holistic model Zero exergy airport Sustainable airport 


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  • Birol Kılkış
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  1. 1.Turkish HVAC&R SocietyBestekar Cad. KavaklidereTurkey

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