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NASA Administrator Bridenstine Discussed UTM Live on Twitter with Dr. Joseph Rios
August 30, 2018

The UTM Project had the opportunity to brief NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today. The Administrator also spoke with Dr. Joey Rios, the UTM Project's Technical Lead, on how NASA is working to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into our daily lives.
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Urban Air Mobility (UAM-X1) Shakedown Completed
August 22, 2018


UAM-X1 Shakedown in the Air Traffic Control Simulation Laboratory.

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) subproject successfully completed a shakedown simulation July 30 - August 2, 2018, in NASA Ames Research Center’s Air Traffic Control simulation laboratory, in preparation for the data collection that is planned for the week of September 17, 2018.
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ATD-2 Conducts Training for DFW Ramp Controllers
August 22, 2018

From July 30 to August 1, 2018, the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team trained the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) ramp controllers on ATD-2’s Ramp Traffic Console (RTC) and Surface Trajectory Based Operations (STBO) Client.
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ATD-2 Hosts Chicago Airport Executives
August 22, 2018



On July 31, 2018, the Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team hosted the Chicago Department of Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and American Airlines Chicago Operations executives at the NASA/FAA North Texas Research Station (NTX) in Fort Worth, Texas.
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NASA ATD-2 and Charlotte Field Demo Partners Host FAA Program Managers
August 22, 2018



On August 10, 2018 Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Field Demo Partners from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Charlotte, North Carolina air traffic control facility and American Airlines’ control center (i.e., ramp control facility) joined with NASA personnel to host visitors from the FAA’s Program Management Organization (PMO).
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Crown-hosted ATM-X Technology Convergence Opportunities
August 22, 2018

On August 3, 2018, Crown Communications hosted a meeting to identify opportunities for Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Technology Convergence.
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FEATURED RESEARCH
ATD-1
ATM Technology Demonstration-1 (ATD-1) will showcase an integrated set of NextGen technologies that provide an efficient arrival solution for managing aircraft beginning from just prior to top-of-descent and continuing down to the runway.
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ATD-2
Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) integrates arrival, departure, and surface (IADS) concepts and technologies to demonstrate the benefits of an IADS traffic management system for Metroplex environments.
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ATD-3
Airspace Technology Demonstration-3 (ATD-3 will improve efficiency and throughput in the en route and arrival phases of flight by integrating ground and flight deck technologies that continuously seek and identify more efficient routes around adverse weather and other airspace constraints.
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FEATURED RESEARCH
NextGen is here.
NASA's ATM Research
NASA is conducting air traffic managment (ATM) research and development to help achieve the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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NextGen Technologies
Here are a few of the NextGen tools in development by the Aviation Systems Division:
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Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2)
Airspace Technology Demonstration 2, or ATD-2, is the integration of existing and emerging NASA, FAA, and industry technologies to significantly benefit arrival, departure, and surface operations.
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Airspace Technology Demonstration 3 (ATD-3)
Airspace Technology Demonstration 3, or ATD-3, is the third in a series of NASA research projects developing decision support technologies to address the challenges of the National Airspace System.
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24 Hours of Traffic in the NAS
This animation shows all aircraft flying over the United States during a 24-hour period on a typical day and shows the impact of severe weather on traffic in the New York area.
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