Designing air traffic concepts of operation for thin-haul aviation at small airports

Raunak P. Bhattacharyya, Amy R. Pritchett, Brian J. German

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Abstract

Thin-haul aviation offers the potential for transforming mobility. The thin-haul commuter concept envisions four to nine passenger aircraft operating very short flights for scheduled and/or on-demand air services from smaller airports. However, achieving safe, cost-effective, and high-volume operations will require novel air traffic management concepts integrating these thin-haul aircraft into existing operations, particularly at small airports. This paper describes a process to design such air traffic concepts of operations. The process is demonstrated by designing concept of operations applying helical descents at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the site of the EAA AirVenture air show. The process includes both the design of the geometric airspace structures and the actions that represent the work that needs to be done in the concept of operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538603659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 8 2017
Event36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings
Volume2017-September
ISSN (Print)2155-7195
ISSN (Electronic)2155-7209

Other

Other36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
Period9/17/179/21/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bhattacharyya, R. P., Pritchett, A. R., & German, B. J. (2017). Designing air traffic concepts of operation for thin-haul aviation at small airports. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2017 - Proceedings [8102000] (AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings; Vol. 2017-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2017.8102000