Measuring Airport Similarity to Create a Towering Decision Aid; The Rise of Flight Shaming in Europe: How Peer Pressure is Reshaping Transportation

Marshall, Chris, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Jacques, Richard, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Fleming, Cody, EN-Eng Sys and Environment, University of Virginia

Airports are an important part of our modern infrastructure. They are crucial to transportation and our economy alike. Because of this their functions must be constantly updated and used in a responsible way. My STS analysis focused on how we as a society need to become more responsible fliers if we wish to reduce the impact aviation has on the environment. It specifically looks into how social movements like “flight shaming” could be more effective at reducing emissions than potential technological advances.
My technical project focuses on how data analysis can be used to help airports decide if they wish to expand and build a tower. Building a tower can bring safety, economic, and efficiency benefits to an airport. Deciding to build a tower is an expensive process. The tool my team developed offers a way to facilitate researching if a potential airport is similar to towered airports. This process will help save both time and money in the towering research process.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Flight Shaming, Aviation , Air Traffic Control Tower, Global Warming

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Science Major
Technical Advisor: Cody Fleming
STS Advisor: Richard Jacques
Technical Team Members: Austin Anderson
Toby Hansford
Mason Jordan
Sragi Khakurel
Michael Quinn
Katherine Taylor
Amy Xie

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