Providing unmatched quality services and solutions to airports, communities, and local governments.
Former ABCx2, LLC and Vianair have joined forces to provide unmatched quality services and solutions to airports, communities, and local governments.
With ABCx2's collective experience covering over 100 years of aviation and Vianair's cutting edge technology, Vianair Consulting helps the transition to a safe, sustainable and efficient air transportation system.
We have served multiple communities as well as local governments, and airports. We provide subject matter expertise and advocacy for our clients so that they can better engage with airports and the FAA to address aviation noise issues from airports of all sizes - local to the World's Busiest Airports.
Our philosophy places clients needs as our number one priority while accomplishing the mission through a process that builds long term collaborative relationships.
Beyond our core team, Vianair Consulting only hires the best, where proven experience has been demonstrated with industry leadership.
Vianair Consulting personnel are a combination of the most experienced, tested, and knowledgeable experts in the aviation industry whose talents provide solutions to all of your aviation needs.
- Regulatory Guidance
- Performance Based Navigation
- Airspace Development
- Terminal Airport Services
- Enroute Airspace Services
- Flight Procedure Design
- FAA Interface/Advocacy
- Airport Modeling
- Noise Modeling and Mitigation
- Environmental Programs
James "Jim" Allerdice
United States Air Force, FAA Air Traffic Specialist (retired) with over 30 years experience, 9 years as ATL NextGen Specialist & recipient of DOT Secretary Award for Excellence.
FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist, Staff Specialist, Runway Safety Manager and Facility Manager for 32 years. Director of Airfield Operations for Wayne County Airport Authority operating both KDTW and KYIP airports. Consultant and pilot with full spectrum knowledge of small to large hub operations.
Professor at University of Texas at Austin, MIT Graduate, and worldwide consultant to governments and local communities on many areas to include environmental factors.
Over 25 years of airport management experience including airport operations, airport noise abatement, community relations and unmanned aerial systems.
FAA Enroute Air Traffic Controller for over 30 years. Host of ERAM adaptation.
About Vianair Consulting.
Vianair Consulting is an award-winning team with a unique combination of talent. The knowledge, skills and abilities Vianair Consulting offers represents decades of Air Traffic Control, Airspace and Flight Procedure Design, Airport Operations and Aircraft Noise Mitigation experience with a focus on serving communities, which is uncommon in the field. Vianair Consulting brings an abundance of experience in noise abatement and mitigation, airspace redesign, Performance Based Navigation, Terminal Procedures, Flight Validation, Terrain and Obstruction Evaluation, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Traffic Flow Management, Safety Risk Management, stakeholder engagement, community advocacy and program management. All with an outstanding record of success while being fiscally responsible and environmentally conscious.
Vianair Consulting is a community-focused company capable of providing solutions to airport noise issues through community and industry engagement and providing end-to-end support from baseline analysis to strategy development to implementation and post-implementation monitoring. We address airport noise issues by engaging with industry and communities to find compatible solutions that are meaningful, measurable, and sustainable.
Vianair Consulting provides aircraft noise mitigation services that cross all airport markets to support clients throughout the project and program lifecycle. The aviation industry is undergoing a significant evolution. Vianair Consulting employs professionals that have been integral in shaping the path of aviation over the last decade and more. Our people are a part of the fabric of the aviation industry, serving clients with small needs to the world’s largest airports both nationally and internationally.
Through our experience working within the FAA’s National Airspace System, and employing systematic approaches to creating and capturing proven, repeatable processes, methodologies, and tools, Vianair Consulting is able to deliver customized services and solutions in less time than would be required to develop them independently. Below are a few of our capabilities.
Airport Noise Mitigation
Vianair Consulting is an industry leader in advocating for communities with airports and the FAA concerning aircraft noise mitigation. Utilizing the NowGEN®suite of services, we guide our clients through community engagement, industry engagement, and other noise abatement and mitigation activities designed to improve the quality of life for communities affected by aircraft noise.
FAA Coordination & Representation
One of the most critical pieces of any noise mitigation project is effective coordination with the FAA. The best intentions, procedures, and methods can be written and pursued, but without proper coordination with the FAA, these procedures stand a significant possibility of not being implemented with community interests included in the process. Vianair Consulting knows all appropriate FAA organizations and individuals with which to communicate to enable actual implementation of the noise mitigation projects in which we are involved. Many of our personnel have played integral roles in the development of FAA national policy over the past 20 years.
Design Analysis & Implementation Monitoring
Because of our many yeas of experience in Flight Procedure Design and Implementation, we have the knowledge, skills and abilities to analyze proposed procedures, such as those designed within a FAA Metroplex Project, to determine the impact of those designs upon surrounding communities. We determine potential noise impacts upon communities by analyzing such elements as:
- Terminal Flight Procedures
- Arrival & Departure Procedures
- Enroute Connectivity
- Obstacle Analysis
- Safety Risk Management
- Community Outreach
- Noise Modeling, Analysis and Mitigation
- and much more
All this is accomplished to ensure that Vianair Consulting can provide the best advocacy for our clients to ensure that they are well represented in the final procedure design, that communities have had the opportunity to voice their concerns, and that the final design is optimized to provide a win-win solution for communities and the industry as a whole.
Advocacy and Engagement
Vianair Consulting provides communities and local governments with the best avenues and advice to engage effectively with:
- FAA Headquarters
- FAA Regional Service Areas
- Local FAA Officials (Air Traffic Control and Flight Standards District Offices – FSDOs)
- FAA Environmental/Noise Offices
- FAA Flight Standards
- Local Airport Officials
- Other Communities & Noise Organizations
- and many more
Vianair Consulting members have been on the leading edge of Air Traffic Control, Flight Operations, Airport Operations and Noise Mitigation, Environmental Analysis, and Safety Risk Management for the last 20 years. These projects have provided us the background and experience to perform the required analysis to determine the best course of action for your community in the effort to advocate for airport/aircraft noise mitigation.
To review our past work and experience, select a link below:
- Jim Allerdice (co-author) Published Paper on DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL TRANSITION OF THE FIRST
PBN-ENABLED DEPARTURE SEPARATION STANDARD
- Jim Allerdice (co-author) Published Paper on Concept and Benefits of
PBN-Enabled Parallel Approach Operations
- Equivalent Lateral Spacing Operations
- FAA NextGen: Ten Degrees of Separation in Atlanta
- Performance Based navigation: The World’s Busiest Airport
- Constant Descent Arrivals at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
- Leadership At Work: Getting It Right Advancing NextGen
- Implementing Environmentally Friendly Flight Procedures in San Diego
- FAA Metroplex: Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in Metroplex (OAPM)
- Runway Assignments That Minimize Terminal Airspace and Airport Surface Emissions
- Scheduling of Runway Operations
- Modeling and Optimization of Terminal Areas
- Runway Throughput in the Presence of Uncertainty