Posts Tagged ‘airports’

FAA Announces the Release of AEDT 2b

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

by Robert C. Mentzer Jr.

The FAA announced on September 8, 2014 that the Aviation Environmental Design Tool version 2b (AEDT 2b)a next generation noise and emission model designed for airports, will be released on May 29th, 2015.  The upcoming version is expected to replace the FAA’s INM and EDMS models which have been used separately for noise and emissions modeling for several decades.  AEDT 2b will combine these two models along with the latest airport and aircraft data to provide airports and consultants a tool to develop noise, emission, and fuel burn results.  One set of data inputs (airfield, aircraft operations, etc.) will allow the user to develop results for all three categories and for different phases of flight.  This will also result in the user being able to understand the consequences of various changes at an airport from one tool.  AEDT 2areleased in 2013 to replace NIRS, is currently available for regional and larger scale analysis such as air traffic redesign studies.

Thank you, Paula!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

by Mary Ellen Eagan

Paula Hochsteler, ACC President

Paula Hochsteler, ACC President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m just back from the Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona, where there was an extended appreciation for Paula Hochstetler’s service to ACC and the industry.  I thought I’d add my voice to the chorus of thanks for everything Paula has done to make ACC really be the expert voice of airports.  Paula has been insightful, generous with her time, and a real model of successful implementation of a long range vision.

I also would like to congratulate TJ Schulz on his appointment as ACC’s new President.  I look forward to working with TJ, and watching ACC continue to flourish under his leadership.

Congratulations to you both!

Report from ACI World Environment Standing Committee

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

by Mary Ellen Eagan

I attended my first ACI World Environment Standing Committee meeting in Montreal Canada last week.  It was interesting to learn that airports struggle with many of the same issues around the world.

One of the emerging issues that will be coming to an airport near you is health effects of aviation.  It’s worth reading the World Health Organization’s publication Methodological guidance for estimating the burden of disease from environmental noise, which focuses on the concept of potential years of life lost due to premature death to include equivalent years of healthy life lost by virtue of individuals being in states of poor health or disability. One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of healthy life.