FAA Deploys NASA-Developed Air Traffic Mgmt Tool; Edward Bolton Comments

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AirportTowerThe Federal Aviation Administration has started to deploy a NASA-developed tool for air traffic controllers to manage the national airspace.

Air traffic controllers will use the tool handle airspace that spans five miles from an airport and 35 miles beyond through the use of the Terminal Sequencing and Spacing software, NASA said Tuesday.

“We expect that it will enhance existing technologies that we use to efficiently handle traffic in the airport environment,” said Edward Bolton Jr., assistant administrator for NextGen at the FAA.

The software is also designed to help pilots use flight deck automation to streamline runway paths and to implement modern arrival procedures.

The FAA plans to deploy tool at nine airports in Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Denver and Los Angeles between 2018 and 2022.

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