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Unformatted text preview: Virginia Tech 1 of 25 Brief Description of the National Airspace System (NAS) Dr. Antonio A. Trani Associate Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering August 30, 2005 Virginia Tech 2 of 25 What is the National Airspace System (NAS)? A very complex system made up of airports , airway routes (like highways in the sky), airlines and people (air traf f c controllers, pilots and the F ying public) In the National Airspace System ( NAS ) there are 60,000 F ights controlled by Air Traf f c Control services every day (>35,000 performed by airlines) Air Traf f c Control in NAS handles more than 22 million F ights per year More than 80 million passengers arrive or depart Atlanta Intl. Airport in a year Atlanta Harts f eld Intl. airport handles more than 910,000 Virginia Tech 2 of 25 What is the National Airspace System (NAS)? A very complex system made up of airports , airway routes (like highways in the sky), airlines and people (air traf f c controllers, pilots and the F ying public) In the National Airspace System ( NAS ) there are 60,000 F ights controlled by Air Traf f c Control services every day (>35,000 performed by airlines) Air Traf f c Control in NAS handles more than 22 million F ights per year More than 80 million passengers arrive or depart Atlanta Intl. Airport in a year Atlanta Harts f eld Intl. airport handles more than 910,000 operations per year (FAA 2000) Virginia Tech 3 of 25 Flowchart of the National Airspace System Virginia Tech 4 of 25 The National Airspace System (NAS) Virginia Tech 5 of 25 The National Airspace System (NAS) Virginia Tech 6 of 25 NAS Traf f c and Asset Characteristics Air Transportation Demand Activity in NAS (Trani and Quan, 2000). Parameter Current (2003) 2015 2020 Remarks Number of Opera- tions (per year) 65,300,000 81,200,000 97,360,000 1) Based on FAA Forecasts until 2010 2) 1.75% growth factor after 2010 Emplanements (per year) 633,000,000 991,000,000 1,232,000,000 1) Based on FAA Forecasts until 2010 2) 3% growth fac- tor after 2010 Number of Air Carrier Aircraft in US (jets) 5,600 8,284 10,200 Our estimates Number of GA Aircraft 202,500 242,500 277,500 Our estimates Hours Flown by Air Carriers 13,600,000 21,292,160 26,615,200 Our estimates Hours Flown by GA Aircraft 29,800,000 38,494,673 44,050,605 Our estimates Virginia Tech...
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