The project team for CONTRAIL, a collaborative research project between industry, academia, and government involving atmospheric observations by passenger aircraft, of which JAMCO Corporation is a participant, received the Special Award of The Grand Prize For The Global Environment Award sponsored by the Fujisankei Group.


The award ceremony and reception were held at the Meiji Kinenkan on Thursday, April 9 in the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino.


JAMCO Corporation joined the project in 2003 and developed two instruments: the Automatic Air Sampling Equipment (ASE) and Continuous CO2 Measuring Equipment (CME). It was also responsible for obtaining the supplemental type certificate (STC) approval necessary to install these instruments on passenger aircraft from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Civil Aviation Bureau, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Acquisition of these STCs allowed the observation equipment to be installed on 777-200ER, and 777-300ER aircraft used for regular passenger flights operated by Japan Airlines, which are currently sampling atmospheric observation data on a global scale. The analyzed results are being distributed across the world and used as valuable data in research related to global warming.


JAMCO Corporation will continue to participate in this project as part of its global environmental conservation activities.