From: firstname.lastname@example.org (George Swetnam) Organization: MITRE Corp. Date: 08 Feb 96 03:21:07
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AIAA AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE WORKSHOP "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 email@example.com SPEAKERS AND TOPICS Bill Cotton, United Air Lines: "AIAA's Contribution to Free Flight" 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 years. 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 help. 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 Functionality." 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.