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October 14, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has named MIT to co-lead its new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for the Environment and Alternate Jet Fuels.

MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics’ International Center for Air Transportation (ICAT) and Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE) will lead the CoE’s research in meeting the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System aviation environmental impact goals. Washington State University will co-lead the CoE, concentrating on aviation alternative fuels research.

September 23, 2013

CAAFI announces alt fuels webinar series

May 13, 2013

Open-rotor Noise Impact on Airport Communities has been posted to the PARTNER website where it may be downloaded. The document is the final report for Project 35, which is now complete. Project 35 researched an assessment of metrics for turbofan and open rotor engines. The variation among metrics was used to quantify the impact of metric selection for engine architectures.

May 10, 2013

As part of its tool development effort, the FAA Office of Environment and Energy leads research analyses of policy outcomes to uncertainties in input parameters and assumptions of different tools. PARTNER Project 48, Development Of A Distributed Approach To System Level Uncertainty Quantification, will develop an approach to perform a system-level uncertainty quantification analysis.

February 4, 2013

At a March 1, 2013 symposium, Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction project investigators and managers will detail the consortium's 10 years of researching aviation's environmental impact.

April 12, 2009

Six graduate students representing Georgia Tech, MIT, Stanford, and the University of North Carolina are the winners in the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction's 2009 Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition.

The first place award of $3,000 went to Emily Schwartz of Stanford for her paper "Aircraft Design: Trading Cost and Climate Impact." Schwartz is a doctoral candidate; her advisor was Ilan Kroo.

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