Air Traffic Control Association Presentation

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Air Traffic Control Association Presentation

  1. 1. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION Technical Symposium Atlantic City, New Jersey April 19, 2005
  2. 2. VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER <ul><li>Stephen A. Alterman </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Cargo Airline Association </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, D.C. </li></ul>
  3. 3. CARGO AIRLINE ASSOCIATION <ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>ABX Air </li></ul><ul><li>Atlas Air </li></ul><ul><li>Fed Ex Express </li></ul><ul><li>UPS </li></ul><ul><li>Other Members </li></ul><ul><li>Air Transport International </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Cargo </li></ul><ul><li>CNF, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>DHL Express </li></ul><ul><li>First Air </li></ul><ul><li>Gemini </li></ul><ul><li>Kalitta Air </li></ul><ul><li>Kitty Hawk </li></ul><ul><li>USA Jet </li></ul>
  4. 4. ALL-CARGO AIRLINE DYNAMICS <ul><li>Time-Definite Service to All Points </li></ul><ul><li>Service Guarantees </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for Just-in-Time Inventory Management </li></ul><ul><li>The Engine That Drives the World Economy </li></ul>
  5. 5. ALL-CARGO OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Large Percentage of Nighttime Flying </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Large Sorting Hubs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Feeder Operations from Outlying Points </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Expanding Both Domestically and Internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Generally Added by Increasing Aircraft Capacity, Not Increasing Number of Flights </li></ul>
  6. 6. ALL-CARGO INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT IN MODERNIZATION <ul><li>Early commitment to modernization through cooperative effort with FAA Safe Flight 21 Office </li></ul><ul><li>Use of UPS and FedEx facilities as “test beds” for new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Work with FAA Office of Environment and Energy to test the environmental benefits of Controlled Descent Approaches </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE NEED TO MODERNIZE <ul><li>Absolutely Supported by Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Needs Expeditious Transition to Satellite-Based System </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Proven Technologies Can and Should Be Deployed Throughout the NAS </li></ul><ul><li>Need to Move From Pure Research to Implementation </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ THIS AIN’T NO SCIENCE PROJECT!”
  9. 9. DYNAMICS OF MODERNIZATION <ul><li>Need Firm Commitment From Senior FAA Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Need an Industry That Understands the Long-Term Benefits and is Willing to Take Steps in the Near Term to Ensure Success </li></ul>
  10. 10. PERCEIVED BENEFITS <ul><li>More timely and accurate information flow leading to: </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Significant Fuel Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. THE EQUIPAGE ISSUE <ul><li>Should NOT be used as excuse for delaying modernization </li></ul><ul><li>FAA should provide incentives to encourage necessary equipage </li></ul><ul><li>Mandates should not automatically be dismissed </li></ul>
  12. 12. A New Focus Needed <ul><li>Ongoing research is clearly required, but – </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis must be put on implementing now if we are to reap future benefits </li></ul>
  13. 13. We Cannot Delay This Transition Simply Because It Is Difficult The Needs of the System Must Transcend Individual Parochial Concerns
  14. 14. “ The changes that are coming are too big, too fundamental for incremental adaptations of the infrastructure. . .we need to modernize and transform our air transportation system – starting right now.” Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

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