ATD-2 Field Evaluation of Pre-Departure Trajectory Option Set Reroutes in the North Texas Metroplex
AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings
The NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 Phase 3 capabilities extend Integrated Arrival, Departure and Surface scheduling to a Metroplex environment where multiple airports are interacting and sharing resources along the terminal boundary. The Phase 3 coordinated scheduling provides pre-departure reroute recommendations to flight operators which reduce delay caused by terminal restrictions. This paper reports results of the Phase 3 Stormy 2021 Field Evaluation conducted between November 2020 and September 2021 in the North Texas Metroplex. During the field evaluation NASA partnered with the FAA, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Envoy Airlines to evaluate Phase 3 capabilities in an operational environment. The benefits results are provided as delay savings metrics measured in time and converted to fuel and emissions savings using detailed fuel flow models provided by flight operators.
Airspace Technology Demonstration-2, metroplex scheduling, trajectory option set
William J. Coupe, Divya Bhadoria, Yoon Jung, Eric Chevalley, and Greg Juro. "ATD-2 Field Evaluation of Pre-Departure Trajectory Option Set Reroutes in the North Texas Metroplex" AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings (2022). https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC55683.2022.9925876