National Airspace System

Client: US Federal Aviation Administration

Authors/Consultants: Ventana Systems

For the US Federal Aviation Administration, Ventana developed a comprehensive National Airspace System (NAS) Strategy Simulator. The simulator provides a framework to evaluate infrastructure and regulatory strategy. To achieve realism without getting bogged down in massive detail, the model aggregates participants into communities, each acting in its own interests. The model takes a high-level approach to understanding when different system constraints become active, in order to evaluate potential policies for their system-wide effects. This strategic decision support system has been used to assist the FAA’s COO transition to a Performance Based Organization, enable the analysis of policies that guide NAS strategic operations management, understand future revenues from alternate ticket tax policies, and understand the impact on cost of operations of different industry demand scenarios. During this work Ventana incorporated contributing work from five major research universities.

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