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Volpe Center Shares NASA Award for Contributions to Airport Congestion Reduction

A team of experts developing and testing an early prototype automation system aimed at reducing congestion in our nation’s airports received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 2018 Aeronautics Associate Administrator Technology and Innovation Award, which recognizes work that has a profound positive impact on NASA’s aeronautics research mission.

Investigating Low-Boom Supersonic Air Travel

The U.S. is a leader in developing supersonic flight technology, and Volpe Center noise experts are helping build confidence in low-boom flight technologies through sonic boom measurement, modeling, and minimization.

Laying the Foundation for the Aviation System of the Future

The U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center helps the Federal Aviation Administration design, develop, and deploy the air traffic management system of the future. Check out this brochure to learn how he U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center applies its expertise in safety management, engineering, operations, human factors, and environmental and energy technologies, in partnership with FAA and other key stakeholders.

Recent Volpe Aviation-Related Reports

Aviation is a particular focus of Volpe’s work across modes, with recent work in Global Positioning System resilience, energy and the environment, navigation and surveillance, aviation safety and much more. Check out this brochure for these recent aviation-related reports highlighting a wide range of Volpe’s aviation expertise.