28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-10.4.1
DYNAMIC WEATHER ROUTES: A WEATHER AVOIDANCE SYSTEM FOR NEAR-TERM TRAJECTORY-BASED OPERATIONS
D. McNally, K. Seth, C. Gong, J. Love, C. H. Lee*, S. Sahlman*, J. -H. Cheng*
NASA Ames Research Center, USA; *Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Keywords: weather, trajectory, air traffic automation
Convective weather is the leading cause of delay in US airspace. A concept that combines ground-based automation, weather models, and data link for improved weather routes for aircraft in flight is defined. Analysis with Center traffic shows potential for savings of about 9 min per flight in en route airspace.
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