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Tactical Aircraft Spacing

  • Author(s):
  • Ryan C. Chartrand
  • Thomas J. Graff
  • Kenneth M. Jones
  • David W. Pyke Jr.

The FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) program has been tasked with developing concepts and plans to transition today’s National Airspace System (NAS) to a Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) system of Air Traffic Management (ATM). The goal of a TBO system is to increase the efficiency and predictability of flight operations while maintaining operational flexibility in an increasingly diverse air traffic system. The FAA’s NextGen organization has published documents that provide a vision of these proposed changes. This vision includes transitioning to a time-based system of ATM, increasing the use of information exchanged between air and ground systems, and taking advantage of an aircraft’s ability to fly precise and predictable trajectories using Performance Based Navigation (PBN).

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Publisher:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Published:February 1, 2021
License:Public Domain

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