Project: DfT aviation environment and atmospheric expert and technical support

Reference: AED 0801

Last update: 15/12/2010 15:04:44

Objectives

To provide policy-relevant support to DfT covering areas of climate change and air quality in relation to aviation to support policy development, enquiries and ministerial business.

To provide expert technical capability in support of DfT objectives for the ICAO CAEP groups MODTF, FESG, WG3, MBMTF and support for the ECAC-ANCAT meetings, EC meetings and CAEP SG meetings.

To carry out specific project-related work in areas of climate change and air quality in relation to aviation, for example in the areas of fuel efficiency, emissions trading, global emissions of CO2 and NOx, and uncertainties associated with contrail and cirrus clouds from aviation.

Description

The aim of Aviation Directorate is to develop a long-term framework that will maximise the beneficial aspects of aviation and minimise the negative ones. Of direct relevance to this project is the need for technical expertise in specified areas so that increased consumer benefits are delivered alongside environmental protection and ensuring that the aviation industry meets its environmental costs.

There is also a specific requirement to obtain evidence in order to evaluate progress toward the Directorate's objectives and also those laid out in the Government's 2003 Air Transport White Paper.

Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest threats to civilisations. This research is needed to provide policy-relevant expert support to DfT covering areas of climate change and air quality in relation to aviation. In relation to this, specific project work will need to be carried out, for example in the areas of fuel efficiency, emissions trading, global emissions of CO2 and NOx, and uncertainties associated with contrail and cirrus clouds from aviation.

Contractor(s)

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Buidling, All Saints, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £851,000.00

Actual start date: 20 May 2008

Actual completion date: 01 May 2010

Publication(s)

DfT Aviation Environment & Atmospheric Expert Technical Support
Author: Manchester Metropolitan University
Publication date: 01/03/2010
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/research/researchreport