Heavy storms snarling travel, leaving thousands affected across the US

Heavy storms snarling travel, leaving thousands affected across the US

Travelers across the country faced disruptions as storms pummeled both coasts during the busy post-Thanksgiving travel window days of travel. FlightAware’s Misery Map shows airports throughout the east suffering heavy delays and cancellations as noon ET on Monday. Nationwide, more than 450...
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Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

Eurocontrol is evaluating the use of new airport arrival procedures, called Secondary Runway Aiming Point (SRAP) approaches, that the agency believes can increase runway throughput by up to 5 percent at some of the busiest airports in Europe. Eurocontrol descr...
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FAA Looks to Finish Consolidating NOTAMs on One System

FAA Looks to Finish Consolidating NOTAMs on One System

“The need to move from an analog, text-based NOTAM system towards a digital automated system that provides timely, accurate, harmonized aeronautical data/NOTAMs in standardized formats was evident”, according to the report. Through NOTAMs, the FAA...
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Collaborative air traffic flow management: Incorporating airline preferences in rerouting decisions

Collaborative air traffic flow management: Incorporating airline preferences in rerouting decisions

This paper discusses the air traffic flow management problem under the new operating paradigm of collaborative rerouting. A route and slot allocation model that incorporates flight operator’s disutility cost of rerouting to avoid an impacted airspace is ...
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Determinants of daily fluctuations in air passenger volumes. The effect of events and holidays on Milan Malpensa airport

Determinants of daily fluctuations in air passenger volumes. The effect of events and holidays on Milan Malpensa airport

Air traffic flows show large seasonal variability, but arrivals and departures may also be significantly influenced by specific events which generate peaks, which generate peaks rising above baseline traffic. While seasonal variations of air flows are well stu...
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Five Key Questions Answered for Airlines About the Transition to System Wide Information Management

Five Key Questions Answered for Airlines About the Transition to System Wide Information Management

Currently, much of the information exchange between Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airlines supports cooperative planning and scheduling of the air space, which is also known as Collaborative Decision Making (CDM). System Wide Information Managem...
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Air transport a key sector in supporting sustainable development globally

Air transport a key sector in supporting sustainable development globally

Director General of Airports Council International, Angela Gittens, said: “Airports, as a key part of the aviation industry, play a vital role in facilitating economic and social prosperity in the local, regional and national communities they serve by foster...
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Using Big-data and Surface Fitting to Improve Aircraft Safety Through the Study of Relationships and Anomalies

Using Big-data and Surface Fitting to Improve Aircraft Safety Through the Study of Relationships and Anomalies

The aim of this paper is to assess the utility of a Big-Data approach to fault detection for ‘systems of systems’, utilising the derivation of empirical relationships identified through surface fitting. So-called Big-Data Integrated Vehicle Health Manageme...
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Overall safety performance of Air Traffic Management system: Forecasting and monitoring

Overall safety performance of Air Traffic Management system: Forecasting and monitoring

Defining means to assess safety performance and delve into their causes is one of the current and future challenges of the air transport sector. This paper develops an improvement of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) safety evaluation in order to...
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A sequence model for air traffic flow management rerouting problem

A sequence model for air traffic flow management rerouting problem

  With the continuous growth of air transportation industry, the current Air Traffic Management systems can hardly meet the demand recently. In this work, an integer optimization model for Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) which integrates 4D trajectory-...
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