Project Title: Air Traffic Flow Management and the Optimization of Airport Capacity
BASIS Advisor: Joshua Winter
Internship Location: National Air Traffic Services (NATS)
Onsite Mentor: Samantha Gibbs
Air Traffic Control had its 100th birthday this year. In the past century, aviation and air traffic control has changed a lot. In the next hundred years, aviation is likely to expand even further with more types of aircraft, and eventually with autonomous flight. Air travel is growing quickly, and congestion at the world’s busiest airports is soaring. In the midst of all this growth, Ultra-Long-Haul flights are becoming feasible with the development of extremely efficient long-haul aircraft. The purpose of this study is to explore Long-Range Air Traffic Flow Management. In the process, I will create a hypothetical Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) System that will aim at improving effectiveness, equitability, and environmental sustainability. This hypothetical system will aim to incorporate both short-haul and long-haul flights, assigning delays equitably across all flights. Current systems don’t effectively incorporate both long and short haul operations, and not a lot of research has been done on ultra-long haul ATFM. I will be spending time at a National Air Traffic Services (NATS) air traffic control facility in the United Kingdom. In the process, I also hope to further my knowledge of the aviation industry in preparation for a career as an airline pilot.
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