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Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Training

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is proud to offer in-person AEDT training courses led by a team comprised of staff from the AEDT development teams. The classroom-style courses are instructor-led through presentations, hands-on exercises, and question-and-answer periods. Participants will work in pairs using a course-integrated AEDT training computer. Instructors will lead and complete exercises along with participants.

Training courses are held at the Volpe Center, located at 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. If you have questions on the Volpe AEDT training, please contact us at

AEDT class at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center
"The hands-on nature of the training is very helpful. I appreciated the presence of the different area experts because it allowed for a broad range of questions to be addressed." (Volpe photo)

October 2019 Session Information 

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Course Name


Start Time

End Time

Course ID

Cost (USD)

Noise and Emissions Fundamentals

October 23, 2019

12:30 p.m. 

4:30 p.m.



AEDT Training

October 24, 2019

8:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.



AEDT Databases and Data InputOctober 25, 20198:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.DATA_BOS_2019-10$850


  • Participation is limited to 24 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you register after the course has been filled, the registration fee will be promptly refunded.
  • We understand that conflicts may arise after you register for a course. Requests for transfer to a co-worker or deferment to a later class may be made up to two weeks before the training date.

Course Descriptions

Noise and Emissions Fundamentals

This half-day course (4 hours) covers the fundamentals of noise and emissions the day before the AEDT training. This course is intended for those with no prior noise or emissions experience or those looking for a refresher. Fundamental knowledge of noise and emissions is required for the AEDT training course.

AEDT Training

This full-day, introductory-level course is intended for users who want to learn the basics of modeling environmental consequences of aviation operations in AEDT, as well as users of legacy tools transitioning to AEDT. This course will cover:

  • AEDT’s graphical user interface
  • Creating operations
  • Creating and visualizing metric results for noise, emissions, emissions dispersion, and fuel consumption
  • How and when to use a dynamic grid
  • How to use the environmental justice workflow
  • Creating vector tracks in the airport designer
  • Introduction to AEDT Standard Input File (ASIF)

AEDT Databases and Data Input

This full-day course is designed for users who want to learn more about the AEDT study database and use ASIF or SQL to import study data. Prerequisites for this course are a basic understanding of relational database concepts, familiarity with basic SQL statements, and prior experience using AEDT and ASIF.  This course will cover:

  • Key tables in the AEDT Study database
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Different ways to use SQL and ASIF for data input
  • How to access results directly in the database

Visiting Volpe

Volpe Center buildingThe Volpe Center is located in Kendall Square in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Please review our visitor information page or the Volpe Visitor’s Guide for information on the accepted forms of photo ID. The Visitor’s Guide also contains information about transportation, accommodations, and other logistics and attractions.

Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2019