The Aviation Environmental Portfolio Management Tool (APMT) computes the environmental impacts of aircraft operations, their interrelationships and economic consequences using the following elements: APMT-Impacts, APMT-Cost Benefit, and APMT-Economics.
The 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.
Cost benefit analyses with the APMT-Cost Benefit 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-Economicsmodels airline and aviation market responses to environmental policy options. 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 tools are currently being developed for use in considering U.S. 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's Office of Environment and Energy. There are currently no plans to release the APMT tools to the general public.