NEXTOR II to present aviation operations research in symposium

The NEXTOR II Consortium is presenting an all-day symposium at Federal Aviation Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 26. Presentations will be made by all NEXTOR schools, including George Mason, Georgia Tech, MIT, Ohio State, Purdue, UC Berkeley, Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland.

Topics covered include:
• Performance and benefits analysis of various components of the National Airspace System (NAS)
• Aviation safety
• Air traffic flow management
• System performance from the passenger and airline perspectives
• The challenge of integrating commercial space launches into the NAS.

| view the symposium schedule here |

NEXTOR II co-PIs and ISR faculty members, Professor Michael Ball (BMGT/ISR) and Professor David Lovell (CEE/ISR) will both speak, with Professor Ball kicking off the symposium and introducing Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer of the Air Traffic Organization, who is a University of Maryland alum.

The FAA Consortium in Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR II) is a consortium of eight universities contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide research support for a wide variety of aviation issues. The consortium was awarded the NEXTOR II contract in 2011, and builds upon the success of the original NEXTOR consortium, which operated under the FAA's Centers of Excellence program from 1996-2006. The consortium is entering its 20th year as a Center of Excellence, with no truncation of service.

Published October 23, 2018