The Aviation environmental Portfolio Management Tool for Impacts (APMT-Impacts) estimates the environmental impacts of aircraft operations through changes in health and welfare endpoints for climate, air quality, and noise. It is part of a series of tools based on the latest research understanding to provide a thorough assessment of how changes to one or more aviation technologies or operations will affect many other aspects of aviation and society.
The APMT-Impacts tools are currently being developed for use in considering U.S. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)1 scenarios and to support future International Civil Aviation Organization 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, NASA, and Transport Canada.
U.S. government use of the APMT-Impacts tools is through the FAA Office of Environment and Energy. There are currently no plans to release the APMT-Impacts tools to the general public.
1 The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a long-term transformation initiative to increase the efficiency, safety, and capacity of the U.S. national airspace system and at the same time reduce aviation emissions, in part, by transforming the current air traffic control system. This effort involves new technologies and air traffic procedures that will contribute to reducing aviation emissions and incorporates research, development and maturation of emissions-reduction technologies.