Environmental Evaluation - Government

Our team of aviation professionals combine their deep knowledge of airports, air traffic, government policies and regulatory measures, and data-driven analytic insight to provide customers with simplified solutions to complex issues.

ATAC understands air traffic intricacies across the National Airspace System and can produce concise, legally defensible documentation that conforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). ATAC is the U.S. leader in this area, having evaluated hundreds of aircraft instrument flight rules procedures and airspace changes at over 120 airports in the U.S. and Canada. ATAC’s team led the creation of new policies, procedures, and methods for NEPA analysis under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Division, supporting the nationwide transition from ground-based air navigation to satellite-based air navigation over the past decade.

Our data-driven approach to environmental analysis relies on in-house nationwide surveillance data (SkyView) or any source of surveillance data (ASDE-X, ANOMS, ADS-B, etc.) to apply our custom tools and provide critical insight to any issue involving:

  • Civilian and Military aircraft noise and overflight
  • Land use and zoning compatibility with aircraft operations
    • AICUZ, model height zoning codes, part 77 compliance, and base ops support
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (PDF)
    • GHG reporting requirements
    • Data input for Environmental Management Systems
  • New Entrant Aircraft analyses
    • UAS/UAM
    • Supersonic
    • Commercial space launch impacts to air traffic
  • Permanent or temporary changes to federal airspace (Class A-E, MOA, SUA)
    • Class A-E
    • MOA, SUA, Alert Areas