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 10.31.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.31.14 **
** Airborne 10.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.29.14 **
** Airborne 10.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.27.14 **

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 10.31.14: SpaceShipTwo Lost, GAMA's 3Q/14 Report, AEA Counters FAA

Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said:>[...]

SpaceShipTwo Suffers An 'In Flight Anomaly'

Two Pilots On Board, Witnesses Report Seeing One Parachute Virgin Galactic says that SpaceShipTwo suffered a serious 'in flight anomaly' during a test flight Friday.>[...]

Airborne 10.31.14: SpaceShipTwo Lost, GAMA's 3Q/14 Report, AEA Counters FAA

Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said:>[...]

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.01.14)

Craig Baker's F-105 Site A well done site featuring all things Thunderchief. Great combat stories, photos, audio and video clips.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC