Overall Objectives
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Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
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Section: Application Domains

Fuel saving by optimizing airplanes trajectories

We have a collaboration with the startup Safety Line on the optimization of trajectories for civil aircrafts. Key points include the reliable identification of the plane parameters (aerodynamic and thrust models) using data from the flight recorders, and the robust trajectory optimization of the climbing and cruise phases. We use both local (quasi-Newton interior-point algorithms) and global optimization tools (dynamic programming). The local method for the climb phase is in production and has been used for several hundreds of actual plane flights.