FAA And NASA Celebrate The Transfer Of New Technology | 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

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne Special Programs!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--05.18.20

Airborne-Unmanned--05.14.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--05.06.20

Airborne Unlimited--05.22.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--05.18.20

Airborne-Unmanned--05.14.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--05.20.20

Airborne Unlimited--05.22.20

The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Fri, Oct 05, 2018

FAA And NASA Celebrate The Transfer Of New Technology

Flight Deck Interval Management Will Provide Air Traffic Controllers More Precise Information As They Work To Space Aircraft Coming In On Approach

The FAA is optimistic about a NASA-developed technology that promises to increase capacity and reduce delays, fuel burn and emissions.

The FAA, NASA and others from the aviation industry today celebrated the transfer of a technology developed by NASA that will be used by the FAA and airlines.

The new technology, called Flight Deck Interval Management (FIM), integrates with another technology called Terminal Spacing and Sequencing (TSAS) to improve the use of performance-based procedures – to make it more efficient to land in congested terminal airspace.

FIM will provide air traffic controllers more precise information as they work to space aircraft coming in on approach. Controllers receive visual aids on their screens that help them execute clearances and conform to sequencing schedules to help aircraft arrive on time. The controller informs the pilot of the aircraft’s trajectory and the pilot enters the information into the FIM system.

The information is processed for the pilot through a satellite based navigation tool called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). With this information, the pilot assesses what speed to fly to enable them to do a performance based procedure into the airport.

The combined FIM and TSAS tools will provide numerous benefits.

Using performance-based operations, aircraft will spend less time in the air burning fuel and emissions. When aircraft burn less fuel, it saves money for the airlines. Passengers benefit because there’s a better chance their flights will arrive on time.

The FAA, NASA and industry are working together under a project called Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration 1 or ATD-1 to bring new technologies to market that are designed to improve arrival times. FIM is one of the technologies that stems from that partnership. Boeing, Honeywell and United Airlines participated in the FIM development and flight test which involved two aircraft from Honeywell’s flight test fleet as well as a United 737.

(Source: FAA news release)

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.26.20)

“By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs and small craft, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.20): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway ce>[...]

Virgin Orbit Addresses Failure of First Launch Attempt

The Valiant Attempt To Reach Orbit Also Recognized and Lauded by SpaceX' Elon Musk It was not the best of days for the team at Virgin Orbit, but it was an educational one. After ha>[...]

AMA Staying Active In 'DC' Despite Pandemic Issues

AMA Offers A Government Affairs Update Our friends at AMA remain busy trying to keep the more ignorant factions of our government from doing any more damage to the model aviation c>[...]

Destination Aviation Summer Camp Goes Online

Content Designed For Campers 11-17 Years Old The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc has announced that it will host its Destination Aviation Summer Camp for participants online f>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC