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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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

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Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 045 862,50

Participants (14)

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ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 234 328,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 497 458,75

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 452 858,75

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 131,25

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 655 622,19

INGENIEURBURO JANICKE GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 450

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 213,55

IBERIA LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA SA OPERADORA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 627,13

AENA S.M.E. SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 76 875

FLUGHAFEN ZURICH AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 131 725

KOBENHAVNS LUFTHAVNE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 39 625

RAMEM SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 264 187,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 885,91

INGENIERIA ANALITICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 288 866,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814801

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 573 719,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 103 718,16

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain