Project Number: 046
Taxi phase in the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) is currently modeled using default or user-specified taxi times, coupled with engine idle fuel and emissions assumptions from the ICAO Aircraft Engine Emissions Databank. These assumptions reduce the accuracy of the taxi performance modeling and do not allow for calculation of taxi noise
The objective of this project is to identify and evaluate methods for improving taxi performance modeling in AEDT. This project will also enhance the taxi models within AEDT’s Aircraft Performance Module (APM) by combining surface track data with statistical models of engine performance.