NextGen En Route Traffic Optimization to Reduce Fuel Burn and Emissions Part 2

En route airspace throughput (the number of aircraft than can safely fly though a given location over a given time) can be increased by optimizing aircraft cruise altitude and speed based on the distance between their origin and destination. The increase in throughput, and the corresponding reductions in fuel burn and emissions, result when aircraft can fly closer to the optimum altitude for their performance characteristics, and from a reduction in situations where one aircraft gets "stuck" behind another with a lower optimal cruise speed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1743918.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Windhoffer, Laszlo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    505 10th Street, Suite 213
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Clarke, John-Paul

  • Start Date: 20100601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110515
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40122

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570520
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 09-C-NE-GIT-044
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2015 1:00AM