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This graphic illustrates an initial step in the complex planning process of how to achieve trajectory based flight operations.
Air traffic controllers test NASA-developed concepts in FutureFlight Central, an ultra-realistic, 360-degree, simulated control


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The SMART-NAS project is an effort to develop an air traffic management simulation capability to explore integrating alternative concepts, technologies and architectures into the NAS.

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NASA-Developed ATM Tool Flies Into Use

A new Air Traffic Management (ATM) software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies.

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NASA Future Flight Control