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GTRC undertakes AVIATOR test campaign

GTRC undertakes AVIATOR test campaign

Cardiff University Gas Turbine Research Centre is a proud partner and work package leader of the 5M€ EU H2020 funded project AVIATOR (Assessing aViation emissions Impact on local Air quality and airports: Towards Regulation). With 17 partners, AVIATOR brings together a wealth of expertise and resources within the areas of aircraft engine testing (Rolls-Royce, Iberia, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial), emissions measurement (Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd, Manchester Metropolitan University, National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada), ambient measurements (The University of Manchester), and complex dispersion modelling and airport air quality (German Aerospace Center (DLR), ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab).

The main objectives of this project are (1) improve measurement systems for aircraft engine emissions, (2) Advance aircraft plume and airport modelling, (3) bridge the gap between aircraft engine certification and local air quality regulation and (4) establish protocols and guidance for air quality and health impact assessment.

Under uniquely challenging conditions, two experimental test campaigns have recently been performed in Spain: One test-cell campaign in which engine exit plane and stack particulate and gaseous measurements were taken, and a second campaign in which simultaneous measurements were made behind an airbus A340. For more information about AVIATOR, visit https://aviatorproject.eu/.



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