Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment
A defining challenge for the aviation industry is to address aviation’s environmental impacts. Research at LAE sets out to support this mission by (i) improving our understanding of aviation’s impacts on air quality and climate, (ii) supporting the implementation of aviation policy aimed at mitigating the environmental impacts, and (iii) developing and analyzing technology to reduce aviation emissions. In particular, LAE researchers are developing and assessing operational, regulatory and technological mitigation options and disseminate knowledge and tools, which help quantify the costs and benefits of aviation in general and mitigation approaches in particular. With the resulting know-how and tools, LAE also contributes to cognate areas of study such as transportation, energy, and the environment. For more information, please visit our website http://lae.mit.edu.