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Assessing aViation emission Impact on local Air quality at airports: TOwards Regulation

Objective

Emissions from aircraft have adverse effects on the air quality in and around airports, contributing to public health concerns within neighboring communities. AVIATOR will adopt a multi-level measurement, modelling and assessment approach to develop an improved description and quantification of the relevant aircraft engine emissions, and their impact on air quality under different climatic conditions.
Engine particulate and gaseous emissions in a test cell and on-wing from an in-service aircraft will be measured to determine pollutant plume evolution from the engine and APU exhaust. This will provide an enhanced understanding of primary emitted pollutants, specifically the nvPM and vPM (down to 10nm), and the scalability between the regulatory test cell and real environments.
AVIATOR will develop and deploy across multiple airports, a proof-of-concept low cost sensor network for the monitoring of UFP, PM and gaseous species such as NOx and SOx, across airport and surrounding communities. Transport and impact of emissions from aircraft engines and APU will be monitored in this more complex environment through high fidelity and sensor measurements.
Campaigns will be complemented by high-fidelity modelling of aircraft exhaust dynamics, microphysical and chemical processes within the plume. CFD, box, and airport air quality models will be applied, providing validated parameterizations of the relevant processes, applicable to standard dispersion modelling on the local scale.
Working with the regulatory community, AVIATOR will develop improved guidance on measuring and modelling the impact of aircraft emissions with specific reference to UFP. Acknowledging the uncertainty surrounding health impacts of UFP, AVIATOR will work with the public health community to develop methodologies for the representative sampling of aircraft emissions.
AVIATOR will provide airports and regulators with tools and guidance to improve the assessment of air quality in and around airports.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 045 862,50

Participants (14)

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 328,75
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 497 458,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 452 858,75
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 131,25
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 655 622,19
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGENIEURBURO JANICKE GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 450
Address
Hermann Hoch Weg 1
88662 Uberlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 213,55
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBERIA LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA SA OPERADORA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 627,13
Address
Calle Martinez Villergas 49
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AENA S.M.E. SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 875
Address
Calle Peonias 12
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUGHAFEN ZURICH AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 131 725
Address
Flughafen Kloten
8058 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS LUFTHAVNE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 39 625
Address
Lufthavnsboulevarden
2770 Kastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMEM SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 187,50
Address
Calle Sambara 33
28033 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 885,91
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGENIERIA ANALITICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 288 866,88
Address
Avenida De Cerdanyola 73 P4 Pta Izq
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)