Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Suchkov, Alexander B. Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-32798-131656 Title Investigation Into Free Flight Impact On Air Traffic Control Degree Master of Science Department Civil Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Trani, Antonio A. Committee Chair Drew, Donald R. Committee Member Hobeika, Antoine G. Committee Member Keywords
- Free Flight
- Air Traffic Control
Date of Defense 1998-04-17 Availability restricted AbstractThis thesis deals with innovative concept of air traffic operations such as Free Flight. First, a baseline is established to determine how controllers operate under the current operation guidelines. Then flight trajectories are developed for different alternatives to the Free Flight operational concept. Finally, a comparison of these Free Flight alternatives with current operational concept is conducted to investigate an impact of Free Flight on Air Traffic Control.
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