Air Quality Monitoring
- Measure, monitor and report on ambient air quality levels using equipment compatible with the Automatic Urban Network and work in conjunction with local authorities and share data with interested parties.
- Continue to work with Birmingham City Council by providing airport emissions data for the joint database www.wmair.org
- Where practical reduce the use of Auxiliary Power Units and Ground Power Units by providing Fixed Electrical Ground Power on aircraft stands
- Increase understanding of air quality issues in the community and Airport workforce
- Introduce measures to improve local air quality
The Airport plays only a part of the impact on local air quality, with the majority coming from road transport. We are working hard to increase public transport access to the Airport and to reduce the impacts this causes.
Our air quality monitoring station provides us with continuous on-site monitoring of particulate matter (PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and various oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Air Quality monitoring is a requirement of our S106 obligations. All data is collected, analysed and fully validated by AEA Technology.