The results of an engineering and piloted simulator study to adapt a NASA developed-approach energy management system (AEMS) concept to the B727 are presented. The AEMS concept was developed and flight tested on a CV-990. The purpose of the AEMS is to reduce approach time, fuel, and noise by providing computer-driven cockpit displays to assist the pilot in flying optimized delayed flap approach (DFA) procedures. Development of the DFA flight profiles, the AEMS airborne digital computer algorithm, and associated cockpit displays were studied. Study ground rules and pertinent aerodynamic and noise trend data used in developing the flight profiles are presented. Approach time, fuel, and noise for the DFA are compared to several other types of procedures.