For over 20 years, BridgeNet International has been an aviation consulting firm. Our focus has remained solely on providing one-on-one, custom solutions for acoustic issues at airports and surrounding communities. Never one to follow the trends, BridgeNet has been a leader and game changer, continually upgrading our technology and capabilities. Our commitment to constantly challenge the status quo is proven, as shown by our many innovative, first to market applications, including:
Wireless/solar Internet based noise monitoring system, 2003.
Fly Quiet Airline Report Card Program, 2001.
Remote noise office operation, 2000.
Near-live Internet flight track display, 2000.
GIS and noise management system software integration, 1998.
Our core areas of practice in Airports include:
On-call aviation consultant.
Ground run up specifications and design build.
Environmental Studies: EIS, EA, EIR.
Federal Noise Studies: Part 150, Part 161.
Noise Monitoring and Management Systems.
In-house INM training.
Volans is a 3D visualization software product for analyzing aircraft operations and flight procedures. The product is used to study environmental/noise impacts near airports, help design new departure and arrival procedures, perform air safety studies, create video presentations for education and community outreach, and analyze air space restrictions and obstructions, among other things. Volans clients include major airports around the world, as well as air service organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Nav Canada, and Air Services Australia.
Air traffic control around the globe is transitioning from radar-based to satellite-based navigation to increase safety, capacity and on-time travel, and this transition requires extensive redesigns of arrival and departure patterns. Volans is an instrumental player in the worldwide effort to help design new flight procedures, analyze their environmental impact, and educate airport staff, elected officials and communities about these changes before they are rolled out. Volans has played a significant role in assisting the FAA’s MetroPlex program to ease the rollout of NextGen procedures in large metropolitan areas that contain multiple airports.
With a deep knowledge of acoustics and noise modeling, BridgeNet has designed Volans to be a strong asset for assessing the noise impact of aircraft operations and potential new procedures. Volans integrates with airport Noise and Operations Monitoring Systems (NOMS), noise modeling tools such as AEDT and INM, and flight procedure design tools such as TARGETS and FPDAM.
Volans’ stunning 3D animations and images, along with its built-in knowledge base in aviation and air traffic, have positioned the product for growth into other areas as well, including systems for airlines, transportation safety boards, and border patrol.
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Noise & Emissions
In our Emissions practice, BridgeNet provides full-service air quality analysis using FAA’s Emission and Dispersion Modeling System (EDMS). We have provided these services for large and small airports, as well as used our visualization services to graphically depict “before and after” of how a new technology procedure, using modern satellite-based technology, can reduce emissions.
Our core areas of practice in Emissions include:
Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
Visualization of new technology procedures.
BridgeNet was founded over 15 year ago on the principle that the data has a story to tell. This principle continues to guide BridgeNet and the services it offers, including a dedicated graphics department. This department provides us with products that are more powerful than ever with the evolution of in-house software and talent to create amazing stories through still and moving 3D pictures.
Why did BridgeNet integrate a graphics department?
Research at 3M Corporation concluded that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Visual depiction of information seamlessly integrates our technical and graphic art departments. In-house graphic capability allows us to streamline client projects, expediting the products by not requiring a third-party graphic house to be in the mix. One call takes care of a client’s technical and graphic needs.
Our engineers created programs to show aircraft and airspace in 3D, but graphic needs go beyond Volans, all the way to Santa. Santa, you say? Our graphic art department has provided services ranging from airport noise office websites to 3D renderings of Santa delivering presents using NextGen technology.