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Paper 23 -- Estimating The En Route Efficiency Benefits Pool

The Free Flight program has several tools and initiatives meant to affect the efficiency of flights in en route airspace. A first step in estimating the effectiveness of en route programs is to determine the maximum possible benefit if all flights were optimized. Analyses of individual programs can then determine the fraction of this benefits pool that a tool or initiative addresses. In the first part of this paper, we examine the causes of en route inefficiency, and investigate how these causes contribute to the route inefficiency experiences by flights in the NAS today. This study includes an analysis of how route inefficiency changes for different traffic levels. In the second part of the paper, we calculate a potential benefits pool due to flight inefficiencies in the current route structure that accounts for necessary conflict avoidance, and discuss how this calculation might fit into a general benefits approach.
Theme: Metrics and Performance Management
Posted by: Daniel Howell / Other authors: Michael Bennett, James Bonn, Dave Knorr
Note: Unset Received On Dec 20, 2005

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