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Since 2003 PARTNER has examined aviation's environmental impact

Public symposium to review decade of PARTNER research, accomplishments

At a March 1, 2013 symposium, Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction project investigators and managers will detail the consortium's 10 years of researching aviation's environmental impact.

PARTNER's university collaborators have participated in nearly 50 projects examining aviation emissions, alternative fuels, noise, operations, aircraft technologies, and policies. At the symposium, the researchers will discuss the projects and the outcomes.

The day-long symposium will be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa California and is open to the public. An agenda will be distributed shortly and posted on the PARTNER website.

To register, email your name, affiliation, and phone number to or call (617) 258-5546. There is no fee to attend. Costa Mesa is located about 43 miles South of Los Angeles International Airport and about three miles from John Wayne Orange County Airport.

(Note: Attendees may also wish to attend the UC Davis Aviation Noise and Air Quality Symposium which follows the PARTNER meeting at the same location, March 3-6. Visit the UC Symposium meeting site for information and registration.)

An FAA Center of Excellence founded in 2003, PARTNER is sponsored by the FAA, NASA, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The organization's operational headquarters is at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment.

PARTNER comprises 12 universities, and approximately 50 advisory board members. Its members include aerospace manufacturers; airlines; airports; national, state and local government groups; professional and trade associations; non-governmental organizations and community groups.

- Bill Litant
PARTNER communcations director

Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction
An FAA Center of Excellence