|Education Massachusetts Institute
M.S. in Management Science, 1978
M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1967
B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1964
Mr. Hoffman is the President of Flight Transportation Associates. He
specializes in airport/airline planning and operations, computer simulation and software
development, and air traffic control and navigation technology.
|Second Bangkok International Airport
Directed FTA's participation in
the development of a Master Plan for the proposed new Second Bangkok International Airport
at Nong Ngu Hao in Thailand. Prepared demand forecasts for passengers, cargo, and aircraft
movements at SBIA through the year 2010. Performed a taxiway delays analysis using FTA's
taxiway simulation model TAXSIM. Supervised airspace analysis and design.
Schiphol Noise Capacity Study - Phase I
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) commissioned FTA to
conduct an analysis of Schiphols capacity in light of the new noise zone
limitations. Specifically, Mr. Hoffman led FTA in identifying and assessing
operational/technical measures to increase capacity and/or to limit noise. This study
involved a comprehensive review of noise-capacity issues and some preliminary analyses of
promising concepts at Schiphol. It was aimed at identifying areas of further investigation
to guide AAS planning for the development of Schiphol and, more generally, air transport
activities in the Netherlands over the coming decades.
Washington State Air Transportation Commission
Participated in the evaluation of Air Transportation Policy
Options in Washington for the AIRTRAC. Reviewed air transportation issues in Washington's
Central Puget Sound Region. Assessed the feasibility of alternative policy options,
including future high-capacity aircraft, reliever airports, and wayport facilities
|KSA Airfield Modeling
Managed FTAs efforts in the review of Airservices Australias
Long Term Operating Plan for Sydney airport (LTOP) FTA and AirPlan, Pty. to conducted
airfield modeling of the proposed LTOP improvements and independently assessed and
prioritized their benefits. FTAs first task was a critical review of the SDT
Capacity Study on which the LTOP was based.
|Pease International Tradeport Part 150 Noise
Directed the consultant
team that recently was selected to conduct the FAA Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study for
Pease International Tradeport (formerly Pease AFB) in New Hampshire. Manages the project,
including formulation of future forecast scenarios, evaluation of noise contours and land
use impacts, development of mitigation techniques, and preparation of a noise
|Logan Airside Improvements Planning Project
Directed FTAs effort in a comprehensive analysis of several airside
improvement concepts to reduce delays at Logan Airport. The concepts included a new
unidirectional commuter runway, other runway extensions, various taxiway improvements,
reduced landing minimums, and a peak hour pricing mechanism. Developed the overall study
methodology for analyzing operational and environmental impacts of the proposed
improvements. Participated in the selection of recommended improvement packages which were
carried forward into a more in-depth Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/EIR) process.
Participated in the public review process and contributed to the preparation of the EIS
and EIR mandated by State and Federal authorities.
|Boston Regional Airport System Study
Program manager for the Boston Regional Airport System Study, which was an
element of the Massachusetts Airport System Plan. This project involved a detailed
inventory of current airport facilities in the Northeast, a comprehensive market
evaluation of passenger and cargo demand, and a projection of future airport requirements
under various scenarios of market development.
|Revised Preferential Runway Advisory System,
Logan International Airport
for the development of a Revised Preferential Runway Advisory System (PRAS) to recommend
runway assignments to FAA controllers at Logan International Airport. PRAS is a real-time
system implemented on a personal computer in the FAA tower. It generates recommendations
that satisfy wind, weather and demand conditions, and attempts to provide short-term
relief and long-term sharing of the airports noise impacts.
|Second Major Airport Siting Study,
Managed FTA's involvement in a
preliminary siting study for a Second Major Airport for the Boston area. This effort
included evaluating the economic benefits, market catchment, and aeronautical
considerations for prospective sites. Computer models of projected passenger demand were
developed, and the Integrated Noise Model was used to estimate noise impacts.
|St. Louis Airport Master Plan Review
Conducted an in-depth analysis of the Master Plan for a proposed new
parallel runway. Used the FLAPS and DELAYSIM models to complete a capacity and delay
analysis of several runway configurations. Analyzed crossings of the proposed runway by
taxiing aircraft to determine the need for a new parallel taxiway which was not included
in the Master Plan.
|Logan Growth Impact Control Study
Participated in the Logan Growth Impact Control (LOGIC) study for
Massport, which quantified the environmental effects of anticipated future growth at the
airport, and formulated strategies to control the impacts. Developed forecasts of future
traffic scenarios. Assessed noise impacts of alternative scenarios using the Integrated
Noise Model. Analyzed Noise Monitoring System data and airfield operations to assess low
frequency noise impacts of aircraft operations. Assisted in the development and evaluation
of mitigation measures.
|Stockholm Arlanda Master Plan Review
Reviewed Swedish plans for future developments at Stockholm's Arlanda
Airport, including the addition of a third runway. Used the RUNCAP model to conduct a peer
review of the Master Plan's capacity studies and to provide recommendations on the
proposed design. Examined the proposed taxiway layout and suggested improvements to
optimize ground movements, particularly to access the new runway during winter conditions
when deicing procedures are required. Analyzed the airspace layout and procedures which
pose a significant airport capacity constraint due to severe noise regulations in effect
in Sweden. Provided suggestions to relax the airspace constraints based on future
technology and FAA TERPS requirements.
|Capacity and Delay Study, Logan
Conducted an extensive
airfield capacity and delay analysis for Logan International Airport, for incorporation in
the airport master plan. The two-year study included an inventory of airport facilities
and procedures, demand forecasts, capacity analyses, and evaluation of capital and
non-capital alternatives for capacity expansion. FTA's analytical and simulation models
were used to evaluate runway configurations, delay problems, and other airport operations.
|Schiphol Airport Amsterdam
Managed FTA's efforts on behalf of the RAND Corpororation and the Schiphol
Airport Authortiy to evaluate the safety of Schiphol operations. A comprehensive inventory
of operations at Schiphol was conducted to assess current practices and to compare with
other international airports (Paris, London, Frankfurt, Boston). A variety of safety
enhancement concepts were identified; each was examined with respect to several criteria
to produce recommendations for future gains in the airport's safety program. Ongoing work
involves the analysis of proposed taxiway systems for a planned fifth runway.
|Computer Based Planning Tools
Supervises FTA's automation projects and computer model development. Major
development efforts include: Flexible Airport Simulation (FLAPS), a detailed model of
runway operations for capacity and delay analyses; Taxiway Simulation (TAXSIM), which
models the aircraft movements on the airport surface; Terminal Airspace Simulation
(TASIM), which simulates air traffic within the terminal area of an airport; the
Interactive Scheduling System (ISS), a microcomputer graphics package for airline
schedulers; Managed FTA's development of a computer network for scheduling that was
installed for the USAF Military Airlift Command. Developed enhancements to other
industry models, including the ICAO Collision Risk Model (CRM) and the FAA Integrated
Noise Model (INM).
|Navigation Systems Studies
Supervised several related projects on air navigation for the
Transportation Systems Center (U.S. Department of Transportation). These projects focused
on the proposed implementation of supplemental radio navigation aids, with particular
emphasis on Loran-C. Projects included developing the integration plan, specifying a test
program for the Global Positioning System under typical conditions faced by civil land
users, and resolving a range of issues concerning Loran-C.
Private pilot with over 2,500 hours.