Multi-objective Optimization of Departure Procedures at Gimpo International Airport

  • Junghyun Kim
  • Dongwook Lim
  • Dylan Jonathan Monteiro
  • Michelle Kirby
  • Dimitri Mavris
Original Paper


Most aviation communities have increasing concerns about the environmental impacts, which are directly linked to health issues for local residents near the airport. In this study, the environmental impact of different departure procedures using the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) was analyzed. First, actual operational data were compiled at Gimpo International Airport (March 20, 2017) from an open source. Two modifications were made in the AEDT to model the operational circumstances better and the preliminary AEDT simulations were performed according to the acquired operational procedures. Simulated noise results showed good agreements with noise measurement data at specific locations. Second, a multi-objective optimization of departure procedures was performed for the Boeing 737–800. Four design variables were selected and AEDT was linked to a variety of advanced design methods. The results showed that takeoff thrust had the greatest influence and it was found that fuel burn and noise had an inverse relationship. Two points representing each fuel burn and noise optimum on the Pareto front were parsed and run in AEDT to compare with the baseline. The results showed that the noise optimum case reduced Sound Exposure Level 80-dB noise exposure area by approximately 5% while the fuel burn optimum case reduced total fuel burn by 1% relative to the baseline for aircraft-level analysis.


Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Multi-objective optimization Airport noise 



The authors would like to thank Prof. Matthew Levine (Lafayette College) for his feedback on this study. The authors also would like to thank Dr. Hyosung Sun (Korea Environmental Institute) for his support on the validation works.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junghyun Kim
    • 1
  • Dongwook Lim
    • 1
  • Dylan Jonathan Monteiro
    • 1
  • Michelle Kirby
    • 1
  • Dimitri Mavris
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerospace Systems Design Lab.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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