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Aviation Systems Engineering

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Volpe’s Aviation Systems Engineering Division develops and tests prototypes, models, and procedures for airport terminals and surface systems and procedures.

Our team

  • Conducts safety analyses for all air transportation domains
  • Develops and tests prototypes and models for airport surface traffic management
  • Provides system engineering expertise


  • Simulation and modeling for new terminal and surface procedures
  • Prototype evaluation and test-bed development
  • System design, engineering, and evaluation
  • Safety risk analysis and management
  • Site engineering and implementation
  • Data analysis and assessment
Last updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2020