Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Chris Sequeira has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Associate in our Airports Practice. Chris will support our aviation clients nationally in the areas of noise, air quality, land use compatibility, and public outreach from his base in New York City.
“Chris’ experience and background are ideally suited to address the challenges of noise and emissions in today’s complex and evolving aviation environment,” said Michael Arnold, ESA’s Deputy Airports Practice Leader. “As a lead expert in the FAA’s Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) 2b, and with a strong interest in public outreach, Chris not only has the technical skillset required to offer our clients creative solutions, but a personal commitment to improving the relationships between airports and their communities. These are two areas that ESA has built its reputation on and Chris will serve to broaden and deepen our bench.”
Before joining ESA, Chris served in various roles with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C. While with the FAA’s Office of Environment and Energy (AEE), Chris directed four software contractors in the $30 million development of AEDT 2b. On May 29, 2015, AEDT 2b replaced the FAAs Integrated Noise Model (INM) and Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System (EDMS) and is now the model required for all new aviation noise and emissions analyses. Most recently, Chris served as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) and led the creation of plans to improve public involvement in FAA’s air traffic modernization process, incorporating recommendations from the NextGen Advisory Committee’s “Blueprint for Success to Implementing Performance Based Navigation.” This included leading a public involvement workgroup including ATO, other FAA lines of business, and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Chris is a recognized expert in aviation noise and air quality modeling and public outreach. He holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy, and both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Press Release: Chris Sequeira Joins ESA’s Growing Team of Aviation Experts