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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2003. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10815.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations


BWB

blended-wing-body


CO2

carbon dioxide

CTAS

Center TRACON Automation System


dB

decibel

DESIDE

Discrete-Event Simulation Interactive Development Environment

DNL

day-night average sound level

DPAT

Detailed Policy Assessment Tool


EDMS

Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration


IHPTET

Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (program)

IMC

instrument meteorological conditions


LAAS

Local Area Augmentation System

L/D

lift-to-drag ratio

LMI Net

Logistics Management Institute network simulation model


MAGENTA

Model for Assessing Global Exposure to Noise from Transport Aircraft

MEMS

microelectromechanical systems

MTOW

maximum takeoff weight


NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASTRAN

NASA Structural Analysis program

NOx

oxides of nitrogen

NRC

National Research Council


RTCA

The name of a not-for-profit corporation. (The name is no longer an acronym.)


SAGE

System for assessing Aviation’s Global Emissions

SATS

Small Aircraft Transportation System

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2003. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10815.
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TAAM

Total Airspace and Airport Modeler

TRACON

Terminal Radar Control Facility


UAV

uninhabited air vehicle


VMC

visual meteorological conditions

VTOL

vertical takeoff or landing

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2003. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10815.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2003. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10815.
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As recently as the summer of 2001, many travelers were dreading air transportation because of extensive delays associated with undercapacity of the system. That all changed on 9/11, and demand for air transportation has not yet returned to peak levels. Most U.S. airlines continue to struggle for survival, and some have filed for bankruptcy. The situation makes it difficult to argue that strong action is urgently needed to avert a crisis of undercapacity in the air transportation system. This report assesses the visions and goals for U.S. civil aviation and technology goals for the year 2050.

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