Metron Aviation’s impact analysis services align airspace and airport operational changes with environmental goals and constraints, as well as national and international regulatory requirements.
• Environmental Analysis for National Airspace Redesign Projects – For over ten years, Metron Aviation has participated in several regional re-design projects, including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Cleveland. The focus of these projects included large-scale analysis at multiple airports across broad regions, identifying causes of change in environmental impacts and development of mitigation options to reduce these impacts.
• Environmental Analysis for Airport Projects – Metron Aviation assesses environmental impacts associated with several airports. In order to assess noise-mitigation alternatives for the Denver area, Metron Aviation developed optimization techniques to formulate and evaluate a very large number of potential alternatives. Analysis of potential impacts from relocation and development of a new airport (St. George, Utah) encompassed modeling and analysis for the formal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
• Benefits Assessment of Noise-Aware Decision Support Tools – Metron Aviation performed an innovative analysis for NASA to estimate the large-scale benefits associated with noise-aware decision support tools. This analysis demonstrates Metron Aviation’s ability to evaluate alternative scenarios at both detailed and macroscopic levels, to redesign key elements of traffic behavior (routing, altitudes, schedules, etc.), to mitigate impacts and to estimate the benefits of such environmentally-aware systems.