TITLE

VITAL progress on aircraft noise and emissions

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7669, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a �62m project to reduce aircraft noise and carbon dioxide emissions involving all major European aircraft engine manufacturers was launched this week. The VITAL program involves 52 partners including Rolls-Royce, Volvo and Airbus, and is backed by �35m in European Commission funding. In seven major sub-projects the partners will develop low-pressure engine parts such as lightened fans and turbines with fewer blades. The weight reduction will allow engine designs with very high bypass ratios, the relative amount of cold air entering the engine, which would reduce noise.
ACCESSION #
16314615

 

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