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Expanding the Use of Time-Based Metering: Multi-Center Traffic Management AdvisorTime-based metering is an efficient air traffic management alternative to the more common practice of distance-based metering (or "miles-in-trail spacing"). Despite having demonstrated significant operational benefit to airspace users and service providers, time-based metering is used in the United States for arrivals to just nine airports and is not used at all for non-arrival traffic flows. The Multi-Center Traffic Management Advisor promises to bring time-based metering into the mainstream of air traffic management techniques. Not constrained to operate solely on arrival traffic, Multi-Center Traffic Management Advisor is flexible enough to work in highly congested or heavily partitioned airspace for any and all traffic flows in a region. This broader and more general application of time-based metering is expected to bring the operational benefits of time-based metering to a much wider pool of beneficiaries than is possible with existing technology. It also promises to facilitate more collaborative traffic management on a regional basis. This paper focuses on the operational concept of the Multi-Center Traffic Management Advisor, touching also on its system architecture, field test results, and prospects for near-term deployment to the United States National Airspace System.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Landry, Steven J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Farley, Todd
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hoang, Ty
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Meeting Information
6th USA/Europe Seminar on Air Traffic Management Research and Development(Baltimore, MD)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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