air transportation system

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Noun1.air transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by airair transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
hub-and-spoke, hub-and-spoke system - a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
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To address eroding rural access to our air transportation system and delays created by congestion around our most populated corridors, our proposal seeks out new solutions benefiting all Americans who use or depend on air transportation.
In all, the Southern California Metroplex project includes 99 new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAAs Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
The Convention on International Civil Aviation (also known as Chicago Convention) was signed on 7 December 1944 with the objective of promoting safe and efficient air transportation system.
Acting FAA chief calls for collaboration to continue NextGen progress The Federal Aviation Administration's acting administrator, Michael Huerta, emphasized the need for collaboration among government, industry, unions and others in a speech about the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
This latest expansion at Frankfurt Airport is among measures aimed at securing its role and competitiveness in the international air transportation system.
The FAA is a critical safety organization that regulates our national air transportation system.
The FAA is in the early stages of implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, which will move air traffic control to a satellite-based system for monitoring planes.
This testimony discusses the current progress toward implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
ECSS is said to be Next-Gen-enabling because of its role in supporting the transformation of the National Airspace System (NAS) to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
Transforming the global air transportation system (ATS) from ground-based communications and radar control to satellite-based navigation systems will generate significant savings for airlines and passengers, said a new report.
The nation's air transportation system will continue to expand over the next couple of decades, so the airliners of the next generation should have lower noise levels, lower emissions levels, and less fuel burn than today's aircraft.
Coverage includes managing the air transportation complexity to make the air transportation system more efficient and safe for the user, as well as environmentally friendly; conceptual and mathematical models that can be embedded in computational tools to improve economic and operational performance; technological means for improving aircraft performance; and improving computer software effectiveness for safe and efficient air traffic management decisions and aircraft control computers.

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