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Guidebook for Best Practices in Utilizing FAA's AEDT for Modeling and Reporting Noise and Air Quality Emissions from Aircraft Operations


Airports have expressed the need for better guidance to understand how the FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) works in modeling noise and air quality emissions, as well as how to best utilize it for modeling and reporting. Further, the transition from separate models for noise and air quality, the Integrated Noise Model (INM) and Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System (EDMS), respectively, presents a challenge for airports to explain differences in emissions or noise effects modeled year over year to the public. Guidance materials on FAA's AEDT, with an emphasis in how to explain the results and model differences to stakeholders is needed.


The objective is develop a guidebook and accompanying training tools for airports to effectively utilize FAA's AEDT model for noise and air quality modeling, reporting, documentation and communicating the results to the public.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Handbooks, Best practices, Environmental design, Aviation Environmental Design Tool, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft noise, Airport noise, Air quality, Air quality management, Pollutants,
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