Welcome to the Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER) website

airportThe Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER) Center is funded through a Federal Aviation Administration Cooperative Agreement entitled "National Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE)." RITE's vision of the future is that of an integrated global transportation system that is increasingly intermodal where people and cargo safely, seamlessly and economically travel anywhere at anytime by unique and personalized combinations of land, sea and air travel.

Contact Information

The administrative headquarters of RITE/ACER is at Auburn University and is led by:

Ruel A. (Tony) Overfelt, Ph.D.
Professor and Executive Director
National Air Transportation Center of Excellence RITE/ACER
Auburn University
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
282 Wilmore Laboratories
Auburn, AL 36849-5341

Phone: (334) 844-5940
Fax: (334) 844-3400
overfra@auburn.edu