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Advisory Systems Save Time, Fuel for Airlines

Issue: 2011 Category: Transportation Category Icon - Transportation
Page: 70 Center: Ames Research Center
State: IL Manufacturer: Boeing
Origin: Software tools to improve air traffic control operations
Tech Terms: CTAS, air traffic control, software algorithms
Heinz Erzberger led a team at Ames Research Center to develop a suite of automated tools to improve air traffic control operations. Chicago-based Boeing licensed one of the tools and incorporated it into a product called Direct Routes, which can save tens of thousands of flight minutes and millions in fuel costs and thousands of tons of carbon emissions for commercial airlines.
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PDF Chart: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2011/Slides/T/Boeing
Company: http://www.boeing.com
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