Cost benefit analyses with the Aviation environmental Portfolio Management Tool combines output from multiple Tools Suite elements to facilitate weighing total expected costs against total expected benefits for aviation's environmental effects under different policy, technology, operational and market scenarios.
The APMT tools are currently being developed for use in considering US Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) scenarios and to support future International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) analyses. APMT can be used in conjunction with other elements of the Aviation Environmental Tools Suite.
The Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction, a multi-university research collaborative headquartered at MIT, is developing APMT for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Transport Canada.
U.S. government use of the APMT tools is through the FAA Office of Environment and Energy. There are currently no plans to release the APMT tools to the general public.