”Living well, within the limits of our planet' recognises the long-term EU goal to achieve “levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant negative impacts on, and risks to, human health and the environmentSeventh Environment Action ProgrammeEuropean Union
AVIATOR is devoted to working with industry to better understand the issues, developing new tools and regulation, and linking with the health community, providing unbiased data to society.
Improved Measurement Systems for Aircraft Engine Emissions
To measure, quantify and characterise airborne pollutant emissions from aircraft engines under parking (with functioning APU), taxiing, approach, take-off and climb-out conditions, with specific reference to total UFPs, NOx, SOx and VOC under different climatic conditions.
Advancing Aircraft Plume and Airport Modelling
To develop understanding of main engine and APU exhaust plume evolution, dispersion, micro-physics and chemistry. To improve the ability of existing dispersion models to describe the impact of aircraft emissions on air quality in and around airports.
Bridging the gap between Aircraft Engine Certification and Local Air Quality (LAQ) Regulation
To establish interdependencies in the air quality causality chain that better link the current engine emission certification methods with local air quality regulation that is designed for health protection.
Protocols and Guidance for Air Quality and Health Impact Assessment
To develop protocols and sampling techniques for the extraction of representative material suitable for in-vitro and in-vivo analysis. To develop detailed guidance for Regulators and Airports on the measurement and modelling of aircraft engine emissions, and its dispersion with specific reference to UFP, VOC and SVOC.
AVIATOR Consortium Members
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
OFFICE NATIONAL D’ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
IBERIA LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPAÑA SA OPERADORA
AENA S.M.E., S.A.
FLUGHAFEN ZURICH AG
COPENHAGEN AIRPORTS A/S
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT EV
INGENIERIA ANALITICA S.L.
NRC (International Partner)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
ETS (International Partner)
ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPERIEURE