Aircraft noise: an emerging environmental issue
Prof. Umberto Iemma from the University Of Roma 3 is a key partner of ANIMA. He also leads AERIALIST, a sister project

Aircraft noise: an emerging environmental issue

September 28, 2018

The noise produced by civil aircraft can cause big problems for citizens because these noise emissions feature complex spectrum-related characteristics, which make it hard for us to get used to them. People living close to airports (which are currently experiencing a local boom, owing to the commercial strategy of low-cost flights) perceive these noises like a real nuisance and the number of people suffering from different types of problems caused by aircraft noise is on the rise. The European Union is addressing the issue, with an integrated programme of measures that involves considerable investments in scientific and technological research, which is arousing great interest around the world. The Aeronautical Engineering research group at the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University actively takes part in the programme, participating in many research projects. It is partner, among others, of three projects funded under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme that deals with the aircraft noise problem from different, but complementary, standpoints: ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches, no. 769627), ARTEM (Aircraft noise Reduction Technologies and related Environmental Impact, no. 769350) and AERIALIST (AdvancEd aicRaft-noIse-AlLeviation devIceS using metamaterials, no.723367). “ANIMA is the one that aims at improving the quality of […]

ANIMA steps in to coordinate aviation noise research efforts
The meeting of European experts was a side-event of the CEAS Workshop sponsorized by ANIMA

ANIMA steps in to coordinate aviation noise research efforts

September 19, 2018

Amsterdam, 5 September 2018 – ANIMA project followed the steps of X-Noise projects and hosted the long-awaited “Aviation Noise Research Network” annual event. It gathered aviation experts from all around Europe, with a purpose to harmonise and reinforce noise research efforts at national and European levels. Under its “Global Coordination” aspects, the ANIMA project is to deliver a common strategic research roadmap for aviation noise reduction. This roadmap comprises mitigation solutions, assessment of noise effects on populations, best practices and it pays special attention to community involvement. For the roadmap to be successfully developed, there is a need to engage a wide network of noise experts from all over Europe, including coordinators of EU funded research projects as well as National Focal Points from member states and several candidate countries. Kindly hosted by one of the ANIMA partners, the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the annual Aviation Noise Research Network event was kicked off with a “full network” meeting moderated by Safran Aircraft Engines, with support from Anotec Engineering, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the French Aerospace Lab ONERA. The first outcome of the meeting is a well-defined collaborative process leading to update within a year existing research roadmaps, in order […]

Land use planning for international airports in Slovenia
How to implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce annoyance due to aviation noise is a key concern for Ljubljana Airport

Land use planning for international airports in Slovenia

September 5, 2018

Ministry of environment and spatial planning has organised a regular coordination meeting to discuss plans for development of three Slovenian international airports at Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož. Participants at the meeting represented the following stakeholders: Ministry of infrastructure, Ministry of defence, Ministry of health (represented by the National institute of public health -NIJZ), the Institute for the protection of cultural heritage of Slovenia, Slovenian water agency, SHS Aviation Ltd., DRI Investment Management Ltd., Aquarius ecological engineering Ltd. and Spatial Planning Aleš Mlakar IC. The meeting highlighted the main issues of new plans. The airport of Ljubljana is planning a future railway connection with the city of Ljubljana. The coastal airport of Portorož, which is planning prolongation of the runway, is still dealing with a decision regarding planning all needed measures to protect the nearby Sečovlje Salina natural park. The airport Maribor is planning enlargement of the airport facing issues like use of agricultural land and noise that may represent a problem for the residential areas in vicinity. National institute of public health (NIJZ) recognised this meeting as a good opportunity to present the work going on in the ANIMA project. NIJZ presented two deliverables: the Pan-European overview of Existing Knowledge […]

ANIMA experts transfer knowledge to local stakeholders in Iasi, Romania
ANIMA project sparks great interest in Iasi (Romania)

ANIMA experts transfer knowledge to local stakeholders in Iasi, Romania

July 4, 2018

ANIMA experts from Manchester Metropolitan University and Iasi Airport co-organised with the Association of Romanian Airports the International Seminar on Environment Topics and Airport Approaches. During the seminar, ANIMA experts and local stakeholders exchanged ideas on aviation noise and the novel approaches that impact its management that ANIMA can bring forward. Several ANIMA project partners participated in this international seminar, including the ANIMA communication partner, Airport Regions Conference (Belgium) and Transport System Catapult (United Kingdom). The leader of the set of activities related to the critical review and assessment of noise impact and related management practices, Delia Dimitriu (Manchester Metropolitan University), emphasised the efforts done in ANIMA project for knowledge transfer: “There is good potential in the area and we wish to transfer the knowledge that we generated from research together with the experts from Iasi Airport to other airports as well. Together with other ANIMA partners, we are here today to develop ANIMA project. The issue of aviation noise and the impact which it has over the surrounding communities are extremely important aspects. Through ANIMA we strive to identify the best suitable solutions”. The general director of Iasi Airport, Catalin Bulgariu, highlights that Iasi Airport aims to develop sustainably, […]

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