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HIGHLIGHTS ARCHIVE
03.26.12
Division Highlights

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Peninsula High School Students Learn About Air Traffic Control Careers
March 26, 2012

Photo of two ninth-grade students from San Mateo High School being given a demo at the FAA's Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center.
Students were given a unique opportunity to transfer problem-solving skills from the classroom to the real world.

NASA and the FAA hosted a field trip packed with authentic air traffic control experiences for a group of ninth-grade students from San Mateo High School at the FAA's Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Fremont, California. Read the full story here.


ATD-1/REACT Simulations Began Today at NASA Ames Research Center
March 26, 2012

Photo of a digital sign at the entrace to NASA Ames Research Center with the text 'Welcome FAA and NATCA Controllers for ATD1/REACT Simulation'
Sign at the entrance to NASA Ames Research Center welcoming ATD-1/REACT simulation participants.

ATD-1/REACT simulations began today at NASA Ames Research Center in the Aviation Systems Division's Air Traffic Control Simulation Lab. The simulation includes FAA and NATCA participants and will study the effects of integrating new Area Navigation/Required Navigation Performance (RNAV/RNP)-enabling technologies into the Terminal Area Precision Scheduling and Spacing (TAPSS) System.

ATM Technology Demonstration-1 (ATD-1) will showcase an integrated set of NextGen technologies that provide an efficient arrival solution for managing aircraft beginning from just prior to top-of-descent and continuing down to the runway. Learn more about ATD-1 by clicking here.


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