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2013 Data Update: Trends and Market Forces Shaping Small Community Air Service in the United States
This document is an update to MIT Small Community Air Service White Paper No. 1—Trends and Market Forces Shaping Small Community Air Service in the United States1. This report provides updated analysis and data appendices ...
An Assessment of Air Service Accessibility in U.S. Metropolitan Regions, 2007-2012
Regional accessibility to air transportation is often of interest to airport executives, politicians, and the general public due to the positive economic impacts of frequent commercial airline service. However, measuring ...
Fuel Efficiency Benefits and Implementation Consideration for Cruise Altitude and Speed Optimization in the National Airspace System
This study examines the potential fuel burn benefits of altitude and speed optimization in the cruise phase of flight for domestic airlines in the United States. Airlines can achieve cost reductions and reduce environmental ...
Aircraft Cruise Phase Altitude Optimization Considering Contrail Avoidance
Contrails have been suggested as one of the main contributors to aviation-induced climate impact in recent years. To reduce the climate impact of contrails, mitigation policies such as taxation will be necessary in the ...
Pilot Perception and Use of ADS-B Traffic and Weather Services (TIS-B & FIS-B)
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a central component of the NextGen air traffic control modernization program. It is intended to improve traffic surveillance capabilities by sharing accurate aircraft ...
Public Funding of Airport Incentives: The Efficacy of the Small Community Air Service Development Grant (SCASDG) Program
As U.S. airlines began to restrict available domestic capacity at smaller airports in 2008 as a result of higher fuel prices and an economic downturn, these airports have increasingly started to rely on incentive ...