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Why Flying Car Startups Are Seeking A Quiet Takeoff
September 14, 2021
NASA's role in Advanced Air Mobility to help the EVTOL industry reduce aviation noise pollution caused by flying "cars" is featured in this piece by the Wall Street Journal.
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NASA Partners with Boeing on Test Flights to Advance Aviation
August 28, 2020
NASA's partnership with Boeing on the EcoDemonstrator Program is featured on
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Meet NASA’s air taxi simulator
November 26, 2019
The Vertical Motion Simulator is featured on the Aerospace America website about how Silicon Valley tests aim to assess passenger motion sickness.
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NASA Showcases Benefits of Air Traffic Management Tools
October 23, 2019
ATD-2 Project work is featured on
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Getting to the moon takes practice — on a giant machine in Mountain View
June 4, 2019
Peter Fimrite from the San Francisco Chronicle reports on NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's visit to the Vertical Motion Simulator and its role in the next human trip to the moon.
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Big City Life Awaits Drones in Final Year of NASA Research
May 20, 2019
From NASA Public Affairs.
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NASA Invites Media to Watch Drone Traffic Management Testing
May 16, 2019
NASA Press Release.
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Volpe Center Shares NASA Award for Contributions to Airport Congestion Reduction
May 7, 2019
Volpe Center news.
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How NASA makes your airplane flights better than ever
September 28, 2018
Interesting article on NASA Aeronautics from CNET.
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Transportation engineer involved in drone traffic management
June 1, 2018
Debra Werner of Aerospace America interviews Arwa Aweiss, Flight Test Director for NASA's UTM Project.
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The Future of Drone Delivery Hinges on Predicting the Weather Block by Block
June 21, 2017
Thomas Black from Bloomberg News reports.
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NASA Completes its Latest Drone Traffic Management Flight Campaign
June 8, 2017
Article on
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Fixing The Most Inefficient Phase Of Flight: Ground Operations
March 1, 2017
John Croft from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine reports on how the Integrated Arrival, Departure and Surface (IADS) traffic management system will help to improve terminal operations.
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What Happened This Year @NASA
December 15, 2016
Aeronautics research was featured in NASA's annual highlights video beginning at the 2:05 mark.

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360-Degree Airport Simulator Tests the Future of Air Traffic Control
December 14, 2016
FutureFlight Central and ATD-2 are featured on
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Sherlock Detects Traffic in Near-Real Time
August 18, 2016
Matt Leonard of reports on how Sherlock combines data from different FAA facilities into one nationwide, near-real-time file on air traffic data to enable large-scale analyses of the U.S. air traffic system.
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NASA Pulls Together National Data to Sleuth Out Air Traffic Improvement Mysteries
August 11, 2016
NASA's newly improved tool, the Sherlock Air Traffic Management (ATM) Data Warehouse, merges all of the air traffic facility data to produce analysis-ready, end-to-end flight information at these improved resolutions for the entire U.S. airspace.
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Transportation Department, NASA, Partners Visit Charlotte to Open Test Lab to Streamline Air Travel
June 24, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today were joined by representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), American Airlines, and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to celebrate the official opening of a new airspace technology demonstration (ATD-2) laboratory.
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FAA Breaks Ground for New Air Traffic Control Tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
June 2, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker broke ground today for a new 370-foot-tall air traffic control tower and radar approach control at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
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At American's Charlotte Hub, FAA And NASA Will Try To Fix Our Antiquated Air Traffic System
January 10, 2016
Ted Reed of Forbes reports how ATD2 would bring better flight management software to the Federal Aviation Administration's ongoing Next Generation technology implementation.
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Charlotte Leads in NextGen Air Traffic Improvements
January 8, 2016
FAA press release on NextGen initiatives in Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Includes a link to an associated video.
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Katharine Lee: Bringing more efficient landings to congested airports
September 17, 2015
Our very own deputy division chief, Kathy Lee, is featured in an article by the Washington Post and on the Women@NASA website.
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Inside NASA's Amazing Airport Simulator
March 5, 2015
Jack Stewart from BBC Future reports on FutureFlight Central's capabilities and highlights the ATD-1 and SARDA tools being developed at NASA.
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NASA Hones ATM Technologies
January 12, 2015
John Croft from Aviation Week reports on several new ATM technologies under development at NASA.
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Alaska’s outdated maps make flying a peril, but a high-tech fix is slowly gaining ground
October 14, 2014
TAIGA was briefly referenced in this Washington Post article.
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TAIGA Featured on KDLG Radio and Blog
October 9, 2014
TAIGA was featured on KDLG, public radio for Alaska's Bristol Bay, and their blog.
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The Ketchikan (Alaska) SitNews Reports on the TAIGA Tech Transfer
October 8, 2014
The Ketchikan (Alaska) SitNews reported that NASA delivered Traffic and Atmospheric Information for General Aviation (TAIGA) to Alaskan officials.
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New NASA Technology Brings Critical Data to Pilots Over Remote Alaskan Territories
October 6, 2014
NASA Press Release announcing the technology transfer of TAIGA to the Alaskan government.
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Weather software developed by NASA helps save American fuel
September 19, 2014
Article by Star-Telegram about how American Airlines is using the new NASA-developed tool, called Dynamic Weather Routes, to reduce delays and save fuel.
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Tackling Optimized Profile Descent Procedures
September 8, 2014
Article by John Croft Washington. A version of this article appears in the September 8 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology (page 36).
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NASA taps Global Hawk pilots for 'Post Gen' research
February 11, 2014
Article by the Air Force Reserve Command regarding NASA's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research.
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PDRC Featured on CNN
September 5, 2013
Tom Davis was interviewed by CNN reporter René Marsh about NASA's new PDRC technology and how it will reduce delays and save millions of dollars in fuel costs.
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EDA on KTVU Channel 2 Local News
John Fowler of KTVU News reports on fuel-saving aviation technologies being developing at NASA Ames Research Center, including the En route Descent Advisor (EDA). (1/18/12)
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NASA Ames Hosts Tweetup
Followers of NASA Ames Research Center's Twitter site (@NASA_Ames) were recently invited to tour Ames facilities. ABC local news reported on the event.
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Also, one of the TweetUp guests walks us through every step of the tour using timelapse video.

Space Shuttle Training in the Vertical Motion Simulator
The Houston Chronicle reports on the recent space shuttle training session by the STS-135 crew using the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center. (3/4/11)
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MESA Industry Shadow Day 2011 at NASA Ames Research Center
MESA students visit engineers and scientists in the Aeronautics Directorate at NASA Ames Research Center
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(In Spanish. See English translation in the video notes.)

Direct-To on the Radio
KCBS anchor, Jeff Bell, interviews Direct-To inventor, Dave McNally. These interviews aired on KCBS AM 740 on November 14, 2010.
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NASA Flight Deck Concepts Set for New Tests
by Guy Norris/Los Angeles
Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 26, 2010
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Future of Fuel Savings
Big payoffs could come from a more automated, higher-capacity air transportation system
by David Hughes/Washington
Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 6, 2004
See pages 58-59.

Los Angeles; LAX Taxiway Could Reduce Near Misses; Moving two runways on the south side of the airport farther apart and adding a holding area may improve safety, according to a study
The Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2003
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Test Could Help Shorten Airport Delays
Virtual reality shows value of perimeter taxiways at D/FW
The Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2003
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D/FW Seeks Support for Taxiway
Forth Worth Star Telegram
November 12, 2002
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Shuttle Tower
The Kennedy Space Center will be getting a new control tower for the space shuttle landing facility next year…
Aviation Week & Space Technology
July 15, 2002
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Simulator Designs Tower
Engineers with NASA's Kennedy Space Center used a simulator at NASA's Ames Research Center to determine design specifics for a planned control tower.
July 8, 2002
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Ground Movement Simulation Sets Stage for Field Trials
After simulating what happens to ground operations during peak stress periods, NASA Ames Research Center is ready to move on to the real thing, using software to help airlines, ramp handlers and air traffic controllers predict trouble and figure out how to deal with it.
Aviation Week & Space Technology
February 4, 2002
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Curing Critical Capacity Problems
A new state-of-the-art facility has been developed that simulates all aspects of airport and air traffic control operations to test them safely prior to deployment.
Airport Technology International
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FAST Times at DFW
The Journal of Air Traffic Control
April-June 1996, Vol. 38, No. 2
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Transport Arrival Times Predicted within Seconds
by William B. Scott/Longmont, Colorado
Aviation Week & Space Technology
March 11, 1996
See pages 40-41.

New Air Traffic System Praised after D/FW Test
Forth Worth Star Telegram
February 15, 1996
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NASA Prototype Takes D/FW Into Future
Fort Worth Star Telegram
February 14, 1996
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IEEE Spectrum
January, 1996
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CTAS Tests Confirm Traffic Flow Benefits
by William B. Scott, on board United flight 374 and Longmont, Colorado
Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 17, 1994
See pages 36-37.

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NASA Software Promotes Airline Fuel Efficiency
NASA-developed Direct-To software is being incorporated into Boeing's new InFlight Optimization Services, which will help airlines save fuel and increase environmental efficiency.
October 26, 2010
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Initial McTMA Test a Success in Northeast Corridor
December 15, 2004
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NASA Simulation Shows New Taxiways May Increase Safety at LAX
A new NASA study shows improved safety on the airport's runways and taxiways.
LAX Press Release
October 13, 2003
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Airport Teams with NASA and FAA in First Ever Test to Increase Airfield Safety and Efficiency
DFW Successfully Completes Perimeter Taxiway Demonstration
DFW Press Release
June 12, 2003
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Tower Simulator Provides New View for Shuttle Landings
A state-of-the-art simulator at NASA Ames Research Center is helping design a new control tower that will make space shuttle landings safer and more efficient.
June 25, 2002
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NASA Software to Help Speed Aircraft Departures
Researchers aim to avert airport gridlock with a new software tool being evaluated in NASA's virtual control tower simulator.
June 22, 2002
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