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www.wmfd.com - Good news for people who fly, as a new system should help take the "delay" out of air travel, speeding the time from green-light to take-off, as Rene Marsh explains. }}" />

   
 
 
New Flight Scheduling Software Aims To Ease Flight Delays
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  Originally Published on: 9/8/2013

Good news for people who fly. A new system should help take the "delay" out of air travel, speeding the time from green-light to take-off. Rene Marsh explains. Sitting on the runway, a frustration for flyers ready for take-off but instead, they wait for sometimes what seems like hours. "So you just look out the window and see a long line of planes," says one flyer. "And I think I'm just never going to get home." "It's hurry up and wait. You know you get on the plane and then you just sit there," says another flyer. "It's horrible. If they had a way to fix this, you are in line to take off and it take an hour to take off," says another flyer. Now, NASA, the same agency responsible for this, has developed software to help controllers make delays go away. It takes perfect coordination for air traffic controllers to get them in the right place at the right time to avoid passenger delays. NASA's software will make the choreography smoother. "It's going to reduce your delays in bad weather maybe 10 or 15 minutes, and in not-so-bad weather, you are going to feel less delay on the ground and a little bit less delay in the air," says Tom Davis Chief of Aviation Systems Division for the NASA Ames Research Center. NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, created the new technology called Precision Departure Release Capability. "Think of it as a car merging onto a highway, knowing you've got to go down the road and through a traffic light," says CNN's Rene Marsh. "NASA's software would tell you exactly when to back out of your garage, so you end up right where you want to be, between this Honda and semi truck." And that precision in the control tower means shorter lines of planes waiting to take off. A test at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport last yesr showed a dramatic improvement. "The aircraft were able to merge into on route streams and hit their targeted slot in the over head streams about 80 percent of the time, which is up quite a bit from today's capability where they are able to hit it only about half the time," says Davis. NASA's $5-million program is estimated to save $20-million a year, mostly in fuel costs. It'll cut pollution and help get you to wherre you're going, on time.
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