How are aircraft CO2 emissions calculated?
Aircraft CO2 emissions are an exact multiple of fuel consumption.
To calculate fuel consumption there are two different approaches for aviation (Method A and Method B).
CO2 emissions are then calculated by multiplying the mass of fuel by the emission factor:
|Type of fuel||Emission factor (tCO2/tFuel)|
|Aviation Gasoline (AvGas)||3.10|
|Jet gasoline (Jet B)||3.10|
|Jet kerosene (Jet A1 or Jet A)||3.15|