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Highways in the Sky

WHY BUILD HIGHWAYS IN THE SKY? THE PROBLEM A LOOK AT THE IMMEDIATE BENEFIT OF RAPIDLY DEPLOYING RNP APPROACHES AT 46 REGIONAL AIRPORTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. Our current air traffic management system relies on an oging system of radio- based navigation aids. This Eisenhower-era system, which restricts airplanes to flying indirect paths over ground-based radio-beacons, has shaped the way we currently manage air traffic. Inefficiencies stemming from this create unnecessary fuel consumption, excess carbon emissions, longer flight time and increased noise impact, which negatively affect our travel plans, drag down the economy and perpetuate our dependence on foreign oil. The total cost of all U.S. air transportation delays in 2007 was $32.9 billion according to a study by the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. PDX BIL ROC SYR PWM ALB BTV BUF GRR DSM MDT POTENTIAL THE SOLUTION IND BENEFITS OMA CVG OF RNP SDF ORF MCI STL ICT SME The FAA is currently engaged in a modernization effort, called NextGen, which will upgrade our antiquated air traffic management system to reduce delays, improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of flying. The FAA and other aviation authorities around the world recognize RNP as a proven and available NextGen solution. FAT TUL OKC BNA GSP LIT MYR ABQ CHS ELP RNP technology allows aircraft to fly precisely-defined trajectories without relying on ground-based radio-navigation signals. The streamlined flight paths achieved with RNP allow pilots and controllers to shorten the distance an aircraft has to fly, reducing flight time and using airspace more efficiently. Nearly half of U.S. commercial aircraft-and virtually all new airliners-are capable of flying these paths today. JAN MAF LIH AUS STT GUM OGG SAT MSY ANC ITO leverage this technology, because the FAA's КОАФ HRL It's important that we begin annual aviation forecast has predicted that domestic air travel will double in the next 20 years, reaching the one billion passenger mark in the U.S. alone by 2021. In addition, ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, has predicted that efficiencies made possible by RNP alone can cut global COz emissions by 13 million metric tons per year. MAP LEGEND: -EXPECTED SAVINGS OF 2,500,000 LBS OF CO, - EXPECTED SAVINGS OF - EXPECTED SAVINGS OF 37,500 MINUTES - EXPECTED SAVINGS OF 125,000 GALLONS OF FUEL 750,000 USD GE'S ANALYSIS 12.9 MILLION GALLONS $65.6 MILLION 274.6 MILLION POUNDS 747 DAYS OF FUEL CONSUMPTION REDUCED IN ECONOMIC SAVINGS FOR 12 AIRLINES IN TIME SAVINGS GE Aviation analyzed existing navigation procedures, current air traffic statistics and today's fleet compositions to project the benefits of RNP implementation at airports across the country. While the FAA prepares to study RNP implementation and other NextGen technologies in the nation's busiest metroplex airspace, GE focused its study on 46 mid-size U.S. airports where aircraft flying RNP arrivals would achieve measurable benefits. The data and analysis in the study provide convincing evidence that accelerated deployment of RNP can benefit nearly any airport. OF CO, EMISSIONS REDUCED Equal to 2 years and 17 days Equal to saving 307,142 barrels of oil, which fuels 527 round trip flights from NY to LA Equal to the full-time salary of 1,573 middle class jobs Equal to planting 1,384,095 trees 11 1 1 NEXTOR Total Delay impoct Study. Revised Final Report- November, 2010 1 ICON = 10,000 BARRELS 1 ICON = 100 JOBS 1 ICON = 100,000 TREES 1 ICON= 1 QUARTER CUMULATIVE BENEFITS ACROSS ALL 46 AIRPORTS OUT OF 46 NON-METROPLEX AIRPORTS IN THE STUDY, THE BAR GRAPHS SHOW HỆ TOP 15 THAT CAN REALIZE THE MOST BENEFI

Highways in the Sky

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Infographic highlighting fuel, time and CO2 savings if GE Aviation’s NextGen technology is applied to regional airports in the U.S.


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