Fixed Trade Calculator
The ATI has, and will continue to develop an in-house aircraft performance modelling capability. This has so far been used to support the strategic project assessment process and on an ad-hoc basis to support discussion of the whole aircraft level benefit of new technologies. As a consequence of this a web based tool has been developed by ATI’s Whole Aircraft team to increase the UK aerospace community’s access to simplified trade-off study capabilities. The ATI will shortly be launching this Fixed Trade Calculator. The Fixed Trade Calculator will inform discussion and support decision making, by providing users with the fuel burn benefits, operating cost changes, and environmental impact in terms of CO2 for new technologies.
The tool enables assessment of the impact of novel technologies on representative conventional narrow, and, wide-bodied aircraft. It quantifies the impact of changes in weight, drag or thrust specific fuel consumption of the aircraft, into which the technologies may be installed. Once the tool is launched you will be able to register for access here. This is also where you will find out about the launch webinar and access support and training materials. Watch this space.