AIAA Workshop on Free Flight and ATM

From: (George Swetnam)
Organization: MITRE Corp.
Date:         08 Feb 96 03:21:07 
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"ATM in the 21st Century: Where Does Free Flight fit in?"

Wednesday, March 6, 1996
Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
L'Enfant Promenade, SW Washington, DC

Registration, 8:00 AM, Workshop Begins 9:00 AM
Lunch provided, included in $10 registration fee.

The Air Transportation Systems Technical Committee of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts will host a
1-day workshop on the interaction between Air Traffic
Management and the new Free Flight concept for Air Traffic
Control.  Speakers from the airlines, FAA, NATCA, NASA, and
other interested organizations will trade ideas on how the
future ATM system should be shaped.
For more information, please contact Emily Davies at
 (703) 264-7553, e-mail


Bill Cotton, United Air Lines: "AIAA's Contribution to Free

The Technical Committee needs to consider its work program
in light of the future Air Traffic Management environment
in which free flight is the operating concept.  AIAA needs
to provide a unique contribution to this major
developmental effort to be relevant during the next ten

Lane Speck, FAA: "Free Flight"

What is it?  Where is it?  Where is it going?  How is it
going to get there?  What's in it for you?  How you can

John Pyburn, MITRE/CAASD, "The National Route Program
Feasibility Analysis: First Steps Toward Free-flight"

Over the past several years, an initiative known as the
National Route Program has allowed greater flexibility for
airspace users to select their route of flight.  At
intervals over this time, the criteria for eligibility for
this style of flying have become less and less restrictive.
Using computer modeling, we have analyzed the feasibility
of this program for the FAA.  It should be seen as the
first steps towards free-flight.

John Scardina, Integrated Product Team Lead, FAA and Frank
Willingham, Program Manager, MITRE/CAASD: "Maximizing
Delivery of User Benefits Through Integrated ATM

This talk describes an evolutionary approach to achieve
maximum flexibility and efficiency for airspace users
through fully integrated Air Traffic Management system
functionality.  The approach provides for early benefits
via quick fielding of initial increments which require only
minimal integration.  Then, achieving higher levels of
integration with subsequent deployments via inter-domain,
functional integration packages of decision support
services.  This approach assumes deployment of the physical
infrastructure as currently planned for the en route,
terminal and tower domains.

Rusty Bell, System Manager: Flight Operations Technology,
Delta Air Lines "Title TBD"

Delta Air Lines Experience with a Flight Planning System to
Support Greater Flexibility

Steve Brown,  AOPA/RTCA Task Force 3: "General Aviation's
Priorities for Free Flight"

Message TBD

Karl Grundmann, National Air Traffic Controllers'
Association: "NATCA's Perspective on Free Flight"

What the union  sees in looking at Free Flight:
advantages, disadvantages, trouble spots, issues, problems,
and ways to resolve them.

John Ball, Lockheed Martin: "Associate Technology and Its
Support of the Free Flight Concept."

Associate technology is a military based technology
developed under several ARPA contracts to provide decision
and information support to pilots. Lockheed Martin sees
this technology as critical to the implementation of the
Free Flight concept as it has been envisioned. This
technology is part of a concept being developed under the
NASA AATT contract. The only difference is that Lockheed
Martin is looking at what would be required for an all
airborne-based conflict resolution and avoidance system.

Jim Dieudonne, MITRE/CAASD: " Early Free Flight Evaluations -
- Some Ups, Some Downs"

This discussion will center around early observations of
the "Free Flight Concept" based on analysis of current
"unstructured route operations", simulations and laboratory
"experiments", and field evaluations at the FAA's Kansas
City Enroute Control Center.  Some of these "early lessons
learned" should help us focus future activities.