Last July 4th, the Advisory Board of AVIATOR met in the European coordinator’s facilities: INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial), in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid – Spain). All partners discussed the details of the implementation of their work plans for the following three years of campaigns and researching.
The European H2020 project AVIATOR (Assessing aViation emission Impact on local Air quality at airports: TOwards Regulation) looks for establishing long term relevance and a legacy beyond the formal funded stage, and to cultivate a strong relationship with stakeholder groups is essential for this. Thus, the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) has been created.
AVIATOR has been looking for the best Advisory Board, including international regulatory members; some key-stakeholders from the aviation sector, such as airports, airlines, industry, and communities like City Councils, labour health and safety organizations, research associations, etc.
The main purpose of the Advisory Board is to ensure that the focus of the programme remains grounded in the need of stakeholders and to provide advice on new agendas or studies which AVIATOR should be aware of.
The AVIATOR EEAB members present in the Kick -Off Meeting managed by the European coordinator Victor Archilla (INTA) were Theodor Rindlisbacher (FOCA), Erika Herms (EASA), Daniel Jacob (US FAA), Wendy Bailey (Transport Canada), Tom Harrison (Heathrow Airport), Rafael Jiménez Hoyos (IBERIA), Olivier Rombeaut (AIRBUS), Juan Azcárate Luxán (Madrid City Council) and José Luis Castillo (AECyTA).
During the EEAB Meeting, the work-package leaders introduced their contribution with their partners to the development of AVIATOR; as well as, some of the new plans resulted from the previous days, during the Kick-Off Meeting. After these presentations, the EEAB members show their impressions, and discussions with Work-Package leaders took place looking for the best arrangement possible to develop the EC project.

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