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US Patent Office Issues Dynamic Weather Routes patent
November 5, 2015

Photo of an American Airlines System Operations Center ATC coordinator using a workstation running DWR
DWR user display at American Airlines Integrated Operations Control Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

On October 27, 2015, the United States Patent Office issued Patent 9,171,473, titled, “Method and system for dynamic automated corrections to weather avoidance routes for aircraft in en route airspace.” The patent application was initially filed in December 2012. NASA has developed the Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR) ground-based automation system that continuously and automatically analyzes in-flight aircraft in en route airspace to find opportunities for time- and fuel-saving corrections to weather avoidance routes. DWR is estimated to have saved over 1200 minutes in flying time for 260 American Airlines revenue flights in Fort Worth Center during DWR testing from July 31, 2012 to November 5, 2013. (POC: Dave McNally)



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