2009 National Airspace System Performance Workshop

The National Airspace System Performance Workshop was held in Pacific Grove, CA on the Asilomar Conference Grounds on April 13 to 16th. The Workshop brought together decision makers, scholars and stakeholders interested in modeling, measuring, and managing the strategic and operational performance of the National Airspace System (NAS). The theme of this year’s Workshop was “The NEXTGEN We Need: the Strategic Value of NAS Modernization.” Participants left this conference with a broader perspective on the strategic value of their programs and work, methods for assessing and documenting that value, and opportunities to increase their contributions toward meeting the challenges faced by the nation and the world.

Introductory Remarks
FAA Welcome Dave Chin, FAA
The Future, Revisited
ATO Economic Outlook Dave Chin, FAA
APO Forecast of Activity and Airline Traffic Out to 2025 Roger Schaufele, FAA
Meta-solutions for Future Fleets and Networks Dan DeLaurentis, Purdue University
Emerging Drivers John Hansman, MIT
Policy Setting
NextGen Begins and Ends at Airports Chris Oswald, ACI
Moving Forward With NextGen Implementation Michael Romanowski, FAA
NAS Performance I Capacity and Delay
Operational Impacts of New Classes of Air Vehicles David Lovell, University of Maryland
Managing Airline Arrival Variability Through Scheduled Block Times Patrick Oldfield, United Airlines
Modeling Flight Delays and Cancellations at the National, Regional and Airport Levels in the United States Banavar Sridhar, NASA
Analyzing Aircraft Taxi Times at Airports: Comparison and Decomposition Yu Zhang, University of South Florida
NAS Performance II Economical Impacts
Open Skies: An Economics Assessment of the US-EU Open Aviation Area Agreement | Part 1 | Part 2 | Everett B. Peterson, Virginia Tech
US Airline Passenger Trip Delay Report–2008 Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Economic Impact of Civil Aviation 2009 Thea Graham, FAA
What Do You Mean “We,” NAS Man?: Uses and Users of NextGen Capabilities Dave Ballard, GRA, Inc.
NextGen Integrated Financial Model for the Joint Planning and Development Office Amit Kumar, Booz Allen Hamilton
Fast-Time Simulation of the Benefits of NextGen Joseph Post, FAA
FAA NAS Enterprise Architecture Briefing Jesse Wijntjes, FAA
Application of Queueing Models to Assess the Impact of 4-D Trajectory Precision | Part 1 | Part 2 | Mark Hansen, University of California, Berkeley
NEXTGEN Concepts I
Traffic Flow Management and Uncertainty Mitigation under NEXTGEN Michael Ball, University of Maryland
A Pragmatic Concept of Operations for 4-D Trajectory Management John-Paul Clarke, Georgia Institute of Technology
Convective Weather Impact On NEXTGEN Jim Evans, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
JPDO/IPSA Environmental Analyses and Latest Results IPSA Environmental Sub-team
Probabilistic Analysis of Wake Encounters for NextGen Jim Shortle, George Mason University
NEXTGEN Issues and Challenges
Developing a Constituency for NextGen Patty Clark, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Managing NextGen Expectations Daniel Murphy, FAA
Five Non-Technological Problems That Have To Be Solved Before NextGen Can Be Successfully Implemented Kevin Neels, The Brattle Group
Encouraging Successful Technology Transition Annalisa L. Weigel, MIT
Reception & Dinner
NextGen’s Missing Dimension: Institutional and Funding Reform Robert W. Poole, Jr., Reason Foundation
Multimodal Perspectives
High Speed Rail and Air Matthew A. Coogan, New England Transportation Institute
Multimodal Transportation Analysis in the NextGen Era: Challenges and Opportunities Antonio Trani, Virginia Tech
International Perspectives
Realizing Value from Performance Analysis Xavier Fron, EUROCONTROL
US/Europe Comparison of ATM-Related Operational Performance David Knorr, FAA
Punctuality and Congestion in the Twilight of THISGEN Arnold Barnett, MIT
The NextGen We Need Norm Fujisaki, Metron Aviation