FAA: Better Traffic Management Reduces Delays | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

 

Mon, Sep 22, 2008

FAA: Better Traffic Management Reduces Delays

According to the FAA, passenger delays are being reduced thanks to a program that increases the efficient use of runway capacity at major airports. Airlines are reporting major savings in time – and money – because of Traffic Management Advisor (TMA), which analyzes traffic approaching an airport hundreds of miles away and calculates scheduled arrival times to maximize arrival capacity.

TMA’s metering capability has resulted in capacity increases of 3 to 5 percent – with some airports seeing even higher results. At Newark, where the system recently began operating, preliminary data shows TMA's time-based metering function is already helping reduce delays. One airline reports reduced flying time of four minutes per flight into Newark.

TMA is also expected to be up and running at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports next year.

TMA provides controllers with automated information on airport arrival demand and available capacity to improve sequencing and to better balance arrival and departure rates. Essentially, TMA evaluates the inventory that is scheduled for a particular airport.

Overall, ground delays and time in the air are reduced with TMA.

The benefit of TMA and its time-based metering capability can be seen mostly when demand exceeds capacity as the system calculates how best to flow traffic into an airport during each hour.

Using TMA, holding patterns have been reduced going into Phoenix. TMA has also been used to manage throughput for both arrivals and departures at Las Vegas.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

Aero-TV: Giving It A Whirl - Horizon Hobby’s RC Helicopter Offerings

The Capabilities and Complex Talents of Today's RC Rotorcraft Result In Surprisingly Simple Fun! While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a compan>[...]

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW Last week, the FAA released a document stating that sign>[...]

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

AD: Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-06 PRODUCT: Certain Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC