Trajectory Management - Oceanic (OTTM)

The NextGen Concept of Operations and an Enterprise Architecture have been developed to establish a framework for the future based on today's best information. These documents define two major concepts upon which NextGen will develop Four Dimensional Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) and Air Traffic Management. The four dimensionals measure spatial coordinates, altitude and time. A set of systems would collect and disseminate 4D data to provide complete situational awareness to pilots, controllers and air traffic managers. The goal is allow flights to find their best route, rather than restrict them to controlled paths. Currently the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) controls air traffic in the National Airspace System (NAS) using defined flight paths and airspace restrictions that do not take full advantage of the capabilities of an aircraft or its systems. NextGen will transition FAA to a more collaborative environment where pilots and FAA managers work together to tailor an aircraft's route for optimum safety and efficiency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: NextGen


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $9100000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    NextGen Integration and Implementation Office
    950 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Kone, Patrice

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ngo, Thien

  • Start Date: 20100318
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110729
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30624

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465301
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:58PM