Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) 2017 Update

by Robert Mentzer

FAA has released its latest version of the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT 2d).  Released on September 27, 2017, the model is a free upgrade for existing AEDT 2b/2c licensed users and is available from the FAA AEDT website.  All FAA actions requiring noise, fuel burn or emissions modeling and for which the environmental analysis process has begun on or after September 27, 2017 are required to use AEDT 2d.

The major features of this release are:

  • for the first time since AEDT was released the FAA has added new aircraft data to the model that were not in the legacy models (Boeing 737 MAX, Bombardier Global 5000 and 6000 and BADA support for the A350-900).
  • AEDT 2d will only operate on the SQL 2012 platform (prior releases used SQL 2008)
  • MOVES improvements including: inputs including roadway, parking facilities and construction zones and inventory file improvements
  • VALE report improvements
  • Dynamic Grid support for Time-based noise metrics
  • Creating and editing vector tracks
  • Track dispersion editing
  • Metric results import and combine feature improvements

This release also includes several model enhancements and bug fixes and includes a known list of issues.

HMMH provided INM training for more than 20 years. HMMH now offers AEDT 2d training with the same focus on practical implementation from a user perspective.  This course provides users with an overview of the new model, with a focus on transitioning from legacy tools and computational resources.

Click here for more information or to register for HMMH’s next AEDT 2d course held in Burlington, MA on November 14th, 2017.

The AEDT support website is the technical support and information hub for AEDT. Support requests, feedback on bugs, and feature requests should be submitted through this website. The AEDT installer and support resources such as documentation and frequently asked questions (FAQ) are also available on the AEDT Support website.

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