ASDL research engineers, aerospace industry leaders and FAA officials came together for three days at Georgia Tech to review new technologies for reducing aircraft noise, burn, and emissions. The CLEEN Consortium Meeting was held Nov. 18, 19 and 20.ASDL research engineers Dr. Jimmy Tai and Mr. Christopher Perullo have been modeling new technologies to determine their impact.
Leaders from throughout the aerospace industry converged on Georgia Tech Nov. 18-20 for the Fifth Annual FAA Continuous Lower Energy Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Consortium meeting, hosted by the Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL).
The three-day meeting allowed FAA officials to review the progress that industry partners have made on multi-year contracts to develop technologies to reduce aircraft noise, emissions, and fuel burn. In addition to hosting the meeting, ASDL has played a key role in the technology development by conducting systems-level analyses of each project.
Led by ASDL Director Dimitri Mavris, a team of GT-AE research engineers has reviewed the efforts of engineering teams from several industry giants, including Boeing, Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and GE.
“We have been tasked by the FAA with modeling the new technologies to translate their impacts into quantifiable fuel burn, noise, and emissions benefits,” said Christopher Perullo, who has worked alongside Mavris and senior researcher, Jimmy Tai.
“What we’ve seen, over the last five years, is that the FAA’s goal of accelerating the development of new technologies is working.”