The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now holds the findings of a NASA project that demonstrated various tools for air traffic management.
FAA will nationally implement six years' worth of findings from NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 projects, which tested integrated arrival, departure and surface (IADS) technologies at various airports, the space agency said Wednesday.
The IADS tools demonstrated fuel savings, carbon reduction and information sharing at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.
“I’m excited the software NASA developed for air traffic controllers and airlines will be soon rolled out at airports across the country and know the results will continue to be extraordinary," said Bill Nelson, NASA administrator.
ATD-2 is part of NASA's larger Airspace Technology Demonstration portfolio, which also includes ATD-1 and ATD-3. ATD-1 tackled fuel-efficient ground-based and flight deck technologies, and ATD-3 tested ways to adjust flight paths based on weather and air traffic data.