NASA PASSES ON NEW PERFORMANCE BASED OPERATIONS TECH TO CIVIL AVIATION INDUSTRY

THE USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has welcomed the transfer from US space agency NASA to the FAA and airlines of new technology to boost performance-based operations. Called flight deck interval management (FIM), the tech integrates with terminal spacing and sequencing (TSAS) equipment to aid landings in congested terminal airspace. FIM provides air traffic controllers more precise information for spacing aircraft on approach, delivering on-screen visual aids for executing clearances that conform to optimal sequencing schedules. Controllers ...


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