Methodology to Improve AEDT Quantification of Aircraft Taxi/Idle Emissions
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 26: Methodology to Improve AEDT Quantification of Aircraft Taxi/Idle Emissions explores potential improvements to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT). AEDT produces emissions estimates based on aircraft activity at an airport, including an estimate of the emissions that would result under these low-thrust conditions. Presently, the model defines the standard thrust setting for this operational mode at seven percent of full thrust, based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) engine test conditions. This report provides a prioritized list of potential improvements to AEDT to help with the predictive accuracy for estimating jet aircraft emissions during the taxi/idle phase of operation. The report also provides detailed documentation of select near-term, high-priority improvements to AEDT.
This Summary Last Modified On: 9/21/2016