Project: Aviation and Atmospheric Expert Technical Support

Reference: AED 09/06

Last update: 15/12/2010 15:11:58

Objectives

To provide research and expertise to DfT covering areas of climate change and air quality in relation to aviation.This will support DfT objectives in the work of the ICAO subgroup, the Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection.

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.

Research is needed to provide 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)

No contractors specified.

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £981,558.00

Actual start date: 23 April 2010

Expected completion date: 30 June 2013