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Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Atlanta, GA: Innovation Report

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Atlanta Streetcar

CITY OF ATLANTA INNOVATION DELIVERY TEAM
All across our city, we are making remarkable progress to ensure that Atlanta continues to be the capital of the Southeast. From forging public-private partnerships and developing initiatives that support our youth, to launching the world’s first 311 system on the cloud, the work we are doing in Atlanta is not only moving our city forward, but is setting a standard for cities nationwide.
-Mayor Kasim Reed

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Jessica Ambats: Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Jessica Ambats: Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home.

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Critical Issues in Transportation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
The freight transportation system must adapt to a projected 80 percent growth in gross domestic product in the next 25 years.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
The United States depends on transportation to compete globally and to help revive a sluggish domestic economy. Individuals depend on transportation not only to get to work but to shop, socialize, and access health care, among other goals (1). For all of its benefits to the nation and individuals, however, transportation imposes large costs—lost time in traffic congestion, deaths and injuries from crashes, demand for imported petroleum, and the release of greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of pollution.

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s Limited Progress in Adopting NextGen Provisions

Monday, February 10th, 2014
EXHIBIT C. STATUS OF FAA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TITLE II REQUIREMENTS (AS OF AUGUST 23, 2013)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a critical infrastructure project that will transform the Nation’s air traffic management from ground-based radar to a satellite-based system with the goals of improving safety, meeting the expected demands for increased capacity, and improving efficiency. It is also FAA’s most complex modernization effort to date and will require multibillion-dollar investments from both the Federal Government and airspace users to successfully implement. However, since its inception a decade ago, FAA’s progress in implementing NextGen has not met the expectations of Congress and industry stakeholders, and key modernization efforts have experienced significant cost increases and schedule delays.

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Understanding Flight Delays

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Figures 1 and 2. Number of Scheduled Flight Operations and Percent of Flight Delays Impacted by Poor Weather, 2004 Through 2012

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
New infrastructure has helped reduce flight delays at many of the Nation’s busiest airports. Since 2000, 20 major airports previously designated by FAA as most critical to improving the capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) have completed substantial runway or taxiway projects that have served to increase capacity or improve traffic flows.

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Renewing and Replacing Airport Terminals

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Rendering of proposed future Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As needs change and deterioration occurs, many airport terminals may no longer function as originally intended. Several factors can support the need for redevelopment of a terminal facility…ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options (2012) is a resource to assist airports in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with renewing or replacing a terminal. The guidebook outlines an objective, four-step process to help identify and assess available options to facilitate informed decision making.

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Infographic: America’s Failing Infrastructure

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
America

America’s greatest generation built the world’s greatest infrastructure network, but over time it’s failed to adapt, which costs a lot, personally, and nationally. We’re not doing enough to remedy the solution, even though EVERY CENT of our GDP relies on infrastructure. Without a plan it’s only going to get worse. Our personal safety, financial stability, and lifestyle depends on the health of our infrastructure.

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U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
ICCT Figure ES-1

THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLEAN TRANSPORTATION
The analysis presented here rigorously compares the efficiency of all airlines independent of size, network structure, or type of service, with a methodology that improves upon previous efforts in four fundamental ways. First, it uses airline-reported fuel consumption data, rather than modeled estimates, to account fully for all the ways in which airlines can reduce fuel burn…Second, it develops an efficiency metric that recognizes that airlines burn fuel to provide both mobility…and access, allowing an equitable comparison between airlines. Third, the efficiency metric distinguishes productive from nonproductive miles flown by identifying those airlines that operate particularly circuitous routes. Finally, the study attributes the transport service provided by and fuel consumption of affiliate carriers to mainline carriers in order to enable comprehensive comparisons across carriers’ full business operations.

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How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Many airports are working hard to improve efficiency and to offer a positive passenger experience before and after security checkpoints. Why is this? According to J.D. Power, “Happy passengers are super spenders.” Loyal air passengers and increased revenues to the airport sponsors are among the top priorities for airport management.

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Chicago, IL: NextGen Eases Congested Airspace

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Air traffic controllers are using NextGen procedures to deconflict traffic between airports, and increase flight operations. Learn more:http://www.faa.gov/nextgen

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