Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium (ANERS)

20 - 21 April 2017
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Venue: Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road

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This high-level, multidisciplinary symposium brought together leading engineers, scientists, researchers, government and civil aviation officials, industry, and policy makers from Europe and the United States as well as other regions of the world to discuss the topics and issues of aircraft emissions and noise reduction.

The objective of the symposium is to review challenges and opportunities faced by manufacturers, local communities, air carriers, airports, governmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations to address noise and emission abatement and to develop holistic solutions that will alleviate the pressure associated with air traffic growth.


ANERS Registration


 Registration fee: $545, included: 


  • Wednesday (19 April) evening reception and dinner 
  • Thursday (20 April) lunch, coffee breaks, and evening reception
  • Friday (21 April) lunch and coffee breaks


Extra tickets for the Wednesday evening reception and dinner may be purchased for $100. Discounts for early registration are not available. Cancellations must be made by Thursday, 6 April 2017.



QUESTIONS?  Please contact Registrar Sandra Turner at 703.264.7508 regarding registration and visa requirements.


Wednesday, 19 April


1800 hours:  Welcome Dinner with Keynote Speeches


  • Lourdes Maurice, Recently Retired Director - Office of Environment and Energy, FAA


Thursday, 20 April


0830 hours:  Sustainable Aviation


  • Sylvain Cofsky, Executive Director, Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), Canada - (Moderator) 
  • Vishal Agrawal, Associate Professor, Georgetown University 
  • Robert Cadieux, Director and Fellow - Environment and Sustainable Development, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Doug Christensen, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager - ecoDemonstrator, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
  • Julien Dezombre, Ecodesign, Product Development Engineering, Bombardier


1015 hours: Break


1045 hours:  Multimodal Transportation


  • Chris Roof, Volpe Center (Moderator)
  • Peter Hullah, Manager, Eurocontrol
  • Matthew Coogan, Director, New England Transportation Institute
  • Andrew Chen, Manager - Emissions Strategy, Heathrow Airport


1230 hours: Lunch


1330 hours:  Implementation of Market-Based Measures


  • Peter Hullah, Eurocontrol (Moderator)
  • Gilles Bourgeois, Chief - Environmental Protection and Standards, Transport Canada
  • Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Nancy Young, Vice President - Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America (A4A)


1445 hours: Break


1515 hours:  Environmental Impacts of Performance-Based Navigation Initiatives


  • John-Paul Clarke, Georgia Tech (Moderator)
  • James Allerdice, Managing Partner, ABCx2
  • Rob Root, Boeing
  • Ian Jopson, Head - Environmental and Community Affairs, NATS
  • Jason Schwartz, Senior Noise Analyst, Port of Portland


1700 hours: Reception


1730 hours:  Updates on Global Research Networks


  • Dominique Collin, Safran (Moderator)
  • Sylvain Cofsky, Executive Director, Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), Canada
  • Olivier Penanhoat, Representative, Emissions Research Network, Europe
  • Akbar Sultan, NASA Representative to the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)
  • Mike Wolcott, Co-Director, ASCENT, US


1900 hours: Adjourn


Friday, 21 April


0830 hours:  The Real Potential of Technologies Under Development


  • Fay Collier, NASA  (Moderator)
  • Steve Csonka,  Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
  • Alan Epstein, Vice President, Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney
  • Warren Gillette, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Russ Thomas, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center


1015 hours: Break


1045 hours:  Disruptive Technologies


  • Ralph Cavalieri, ASCENT  (Moderator)
  • Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Francesco Carbone, Director, Yale University
  • Brian German, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
  • Holger Pfaender, Research Engineer II, Georgia Tech 


1230 hours: Lunch


1330 hours:  Modeling and Effects I


  • Richard Miake-Lye, Director, Aero-Thermodynamics, Aerodyne Research, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Christian Valdes, Landrum & Brown
  • Susan Gorton, Project Manager, Vertical Lift, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Bao Tong, Data Analyst, FAA
  • Vic Sparrow, Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Acoustics, Penn State University


1515 hours: Break


1545 hours:  Modeling and Effects II


  • Fabio Grandi, FAA – (Moderator)
  • Michael Doty, Aeroacoustics Branch Head, NASA
  • Saravanan Arunachalam, Associate Professor, Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Oliver Penanhoat, Safran
  • Richard Miake-Lye, Director, Aero-Thermodynamics, Aerodyne Research, Inc.


1730 hours: End


You are invited to the ASCENT Meeting


Tuesday-Wednesday, 18–19 April 2017


Those attending ANERS have been invited to participate in the  The Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT) meeting taking place two days prior to ANERS at the same hotel at no cost.   Register in advance for the ASCENT meeting.


Please note, those attendees from the ASCENT meeting who wish to purchase a ticket to the Wednesday evening ANERS dinner and reception must call the ANERS Registrar to process payment at 703.264.7508.


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