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NASA ATD-2 Team Briefs the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Industry-FAA Team (SWIFT)
November 21, 2018

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On November 15, 2018, the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) subproject participated in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-hosted SWIFT team event in Washington D.C.
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UAS in the NAS - Honeywell Flight Test
November 21, 2018

Photograph of the King Air and AStar used in the flight test.

Under an agreement between NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) (UAS/NAS) project and Honeywell, a flight test was successfully conducted in Deer Valley, Arizona on October 24-25, 2018.
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ATD-2 Briefing at Collaborative Site Implementation Team (CSIT) meeting
November 8, 2018

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On October 16-17, 2018, members from the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) team participated in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Collaborative Site Implementation Team (CSIT) meeting hosted by Delta Airlines (DAL) at their headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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UAM Coordination and Assessment Team Industry Day
November 8, 2018

UAM Grand Challenge Industry Day graphic

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Coordination and Assessment Team (UCAT) held an Industry Day meeting in Seattle, Washington, November 1-2, 2018.
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Two-Way Information Exchange with General Aviation Pilots Through Mobile Application Technology with NASA ATD-2
November 8, 2018

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On November 5, 2018, two-way information exchange with the NASA Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) system was enabled with General Aviation (GA) operations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) by leveraging The MITRE Corporation’s mobile application.
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ATD-2 Briefs its Phase 3 Plans to the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) - Flow Evaluation Team
October 31, 2018

NASA briefed the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) Phase 3 field demonstration plans to the CDM Flow Evaluation Team (FET) on Oct. 18, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

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ATD-2 Team Conducts Working Sessions with Phase 3 Airline Field Demo Partners
October 31, 2018

NASA met with field demo partners of the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) Phase 3 effort, Oct. 23-24, 2018.

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ATD-2 Continues CLT Training for Phase 2 Field Demonstration
October 26, 2018

Due to impacts of Hurricane Florence on the September Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Phase 2 field demonstration training, a second round of training was conducted at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT, NC) during the week of Oct. 16-20, 2018.
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ATM-X Test Bed Team Training
October 18, 2018

The Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Test Bed team will be training Test Bed users at an upcoming session at NASA Langley Research Center.
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ATD-2 Software Release for Phase 2 Field Demonstration
October 12, 2018

NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Software Development Team delivered version 4.0.0 of the Integrated Arrival/Departure/Surface (IADS) system to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on September 11, 2018.
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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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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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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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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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