Increased future traffic may require redesigning the airspace or dynamically altering the airspace boundaries to accommodate variable aircraft equipage, weather, and ATC procedures. Landing and approach procedures design, coupled with integrated onboard technologies, providing unprecedented access and visibility with safer lower minimum altitudes (for example, augmented global positioning system approaches).
- Conventional hazard analysis impractical. For example, it is simply not possible to exhaustively enumerate all of the possible interactions that might take place in a dynamically reconfigured airspace of any considerable complexity.
- Constantly changing airspace points for traffic situations
- Coordination issues with other facilities
- Controller awareness of constantly changing airspace boundaries
- Possible frequency issues at ATC facilities
Corroborating sources and comments
DEFINING CRITICAL POINTS FOR DYNAMIC AIRSPACE CONFIGURATION
Shannon Zelinski NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 94035, USA
Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Air Traffic Management (ATM)-Airspace Project
Harry Swenson Principal Investigator NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Barhydt Co-Principal Investigator NASA Langley Research Center
Michael Landis Project Manager NASA Ames Research Center
FAA National Airspace and Procedures Plan 2010