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The Small Aircraft Transportation System for America: A Case in Public Infrastructure ChangeThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, industry stakeholders, and academia, have joined forces to pursue the NASA National General Aviation Roadmap leading to a Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS). This strategic undertaking has a 25-year goal to bring next-generation technologies and improve travel between remote communities and transportation centers in urban areas by utilizing the nation's 5,400 public-use general aviation airports. To facilitate this initiative, a comprehensive upgrade of public infrastructure must be planned, coordinated, and implemented within the framework of the national air transportation system. The Nebraska NASA EPSCoR Program has proposed to deliver research support in key public infrastructure areas in coordination with the General Aviation Program Office at the NASA Langley Research Center. Ultimately, SATS may permit tripling aviation system throughput capacity by tapping the underutilized general aviation facilities to achieve the national goal of doorstep-to-destination travel at four times the speed of highways for the nation's suburban, rural, and remote communities.
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Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bowen, Brent D.
(Nebraska Univ. Omaha, NE United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) Research Report
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Meeting Information
Meeting: World Congress on Aviation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: October 19, 1999
End Date: October 21, 1999
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