Challenges and Opportunities in Transforming the Air Traffic System

The author of this article (Paragraph No. 20,301) writes that the extensive flight delays in the U.S. in the summer of 2000, along with the projection that global air traffic will more than double over the next two decades, have exposed the pressing need to transform the air traffic system to meet growing passenger demand. The events of September 11, 2001, reminded everyone of the need to enhance the system's safety and security. Transforming the air traffic system is a large enough challenge in the U.S. where the diversity of system stakeholders and the tremendous budgetary pressures our government faces severely complicate any effort to change the system, according to the author. On a global scale, issues of sovereignty, global interoperability of the system, and international information security, among other concerns, compound those challenges. The author explores Boeing Air Traffic Management's work with air system stakeholders from around the world to address the political and technical issues that he feels are slowing the transformation of the global air traffic system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Hayhurst, John
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 1: 2001 to 2004
  • Pagination: pp 10401-10407
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2009 4:24PM