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TSAGI participates in Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) meeting

2 July 2018

The ICAO CAEP Steering Group meeting took place in Singapore. The Russian Federation delegation was represented by a new delegate Yury Medvedev, junior researcher at the Department of Aeroacoustics and ecology aircraft of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI.)

Participants discussed the achievements and coordinated further actions for working and expert groups to implement the provisions of the 39th ICAO Assembly Resolutions, related to the adverse effects of civil aviation on the planet’s climate and environment.

During the meeting, the Russian Federation representatives raised concerns about the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA.) In their view, CORSIA may lead to air transportation cost increases without any real greenhouse gas reduction. The experts proposed an alternative: the clean Development Mechanism for international aviation, which is more balanced in terms of the risks.

Another discussion point was the standard for nonvolatile particulate matter emission for existing aircraft engines. It directly affects our engine building.

In addition, the participants mapped out a course of action to assess the acoustic impact of new conceptual and projected supersonic aircraft. "For example, regarding the sonic boom factor, we plan to integrate in the CAEP analysis the RAMBLE project results, where TsAGI is directly involved,” noted Yury Medvedev. “In General, the meeting had a constructive spirit and the involvement of our Institute as one of the world's most advanced research centers played an important role for all parties.”

Following Yury Medvedev’s words, the position of the representative of the Russian Federation in CAEP ICAO allows not only to be aware of relevant areas of the Committee’s work, but also affect decisions and protect the interests of the domestic aviation industry and civil aviation. Summarizing the results of the meeting, TsAGI succeeded in strengthening cooperation with its partners from other national institutions and establishing interaction on major aviation environmental issues.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its charter purpose is to ensure safe and orderly development of the international civil aviation throughout the world and other aspects of the Organization; and to coordinate international cooperation for all civil aviation matters, including international transportation.

The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) is a technical Committee of the ICAO Council, founded in 1983. CAEP provides support to the Council in the framework of the development of new approaches and new standards and recommended practices (SARPs) associated with noise and emissions from aircraft, and, more generally, with the environmental climate impact of international civil aviation.

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