2nd WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Mechanics, Structures and Engineering Geology, Rhodes, Greece, 22 - 24 July 2009, pp.233-235
Emissions in the vicinity of airports demonstrate that aircraft movements (landings and takeoffs in the airport are not sufficient to evaluate the cumulative emission formation for an airport. Eight busy airports and three databases are used to determine and compare significant emissions (HCs, CO and NOx). It is observed that aircraft movements for the Atlanta airport are the highest of those considered and almost double those for the London airport, but that the latter has greater emissions of HCs and NOx. Although the Atlanta airport exhibits greater emissions of CO than the London airport, the difference is minor but opposite to expectations based on landings and takeoffs.