As residential areas increasingly approach our airports there is a need to reduce harmful effects related to different emissions. The Swedish Transport Administration and the Royal Institute of Technology has therefore created the Centre for Sustainable Aviation (CSA).
-There is a need for a coordinated Swedish research on the environmental impact of aviation, in particular noise. Noise and emissions around airports are a growing problem particularly in our urban areas, says Rami Yones from the Swedish Transport Administration. The new Centre will be able to generate societal benefits in both the short and long-term and both on a local and international perspective. In a first step, the Centre can ensure that available knowledge is applied to reduce noise and environmental pollution from air transport. In a longer perspective the Centre´s research will lead to new knowledge in the field. The new knowledge that is being created will be of direct benefit to the local environment nationally, for example at Arlanda airport, but also internationally.
-To affect emissions and noise from air traffic long-term efforts such as research on quieter engines can be made. Other actions that can produce results in a shorter time perspective concerns interaction with residents around the airport and how flight paths can be optimized to minimize noise and emissions, says the Director of the new Centre professor Mats Åbom.
The Swedish Transport Administration will support the centre with 50 MSEK over a period of 10 years.
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