It is hard to envisage a world without aviation. It connects people and economies and plays a pivotal role in today’s society, yet we still haven’t found a simple, affordable way to make it sustainable on any meaningful scale.

Sustainable development of aviation requires careful balancing of its up- and downsides. We have many years of experience in this field and are well-versed in international aviation as well as the challenges facing airports. In our work we consider both environmental impacts (climate, noise, air pollution) and economic aspects (direct and indirect employment and added value, spillover effects).


What can CE Delft do for you?

Policy advice on international aviation

Policy to balance the up- and downsides (aviation and the ETS, standards, economic policies, corporate social responsibility).

Policy advice on airports

Elaboration of airport environmental strategies and policies, airport rules and regulations.

Environmental footprint calculations

We calculate climate footprints, noise nuisance and air pollutant emissions and estimate the effectiveness of abatement measures.

Social cost-benefit analysis

Integrated economic and environmental comparison of the pros and cons of aviation and airport growth.

Reports about ‘Aviation

The cost of air travel. 2023 edition
February 2024
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Carbon budget aviation
January 2024
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Aviation non-CO2 estimator (ANCO). A tool for quantifying the non-CO2 climate impact of aviation
January 2024
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