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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION. Technical Symposium Atlantic City, New Jersey April 19, 2005. VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER. Stephen A. Alterman President Cargo Airline Association Washington, D.C. Board of Directors ABX Air Atlas Air Fed Ex Express UPS. Other Members

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air traffic control association

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION

Technical Symposium

Atlantic City, New Jersey

April 19, 2005

voice of the customer
VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER
  • Stephen A. Alterman

President

Cargo Airline Association

Washington, D.C.

cargo airline association
Board of Directors

ABX Air

Atlas Air

Fed Ex Express

UPS

Other Members

Air Transport International

Capital Cargo

CNF, Inc.

DHL Express

First Air

Gemini

Kalitta Air

Kitty Hawk

USA Jet

CARGO AIRLINE ASSOCIATION
all cargo airline dynamics
ALL-CARGO AIRLINE DYNAMICS
  • Time-Definite Service to All Points
  • Service Guarantees
  • Allows for Just-in-Time Inventory Management
  • The Engine That Drives the World Economy
all cargo operational characteristics
ALL-CARGO OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Large Percentage of Nighttime Flying
  • Use of Large Sorting Hubs
  • Use of Feeder Operations from Outlying Points
  • Operations Expanding Both Domestically and Internationally
  • Capacity Generally Added by Increasing Aircraft Capacity, Not Increasing Number of Flights
all cargo industry involvement in modernization
ALL-CARGO INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT IN MODERNIZATION
  • Early commitment to modernization through cooperative effort with FAA Safe Flight 21 Office
  • Use of UPS and FedEx facilities as “test beds” for new technology
  • Work with FAA Office of Environment and Energy to test the environmental benefits of Controlled Descent Approaches
the need to modernize
THE NEED TO MODERNIZE
  • Absolutely Supported by Industry
  • Industry Needs Expeditious Transition to Satellite-Based System
  • Existing Proven Technologies Can and Should Be Deployed Throughout the NAS
  • Need to Move From Pure Research to Implementation
dynamics of modernization
DYNAMICS OF MODERNIZATION
  • Need Firm Commitment From Senior FAA Leadership
  • Need an Industry That Understands the Long-Term Benefits and is Willing to Take Steps in the Near Term to Ensure Success
perceived benefits
PERCEIVED BENEFITS
  • More timely and accurate information flow leading to:

Greater Safety

Increased Efficiency

  • Significant Fuel Savings
  • Environmental Enhancements
the equipage issue
THE EQUIPAGE ISSUE
  • Should NOT be used as excuse for delaying modernization
  • FAA should provide incentives to encourage necessary equipage
  • Mandates should not automatically be dismissed
a new focus needed
A New Focus Needed
  • Ongoing research is clearly required, but –

More emphasis must be put on implementing now if we are to reap future benefits

we cannot delay this transition simply because it is difficult

We Cannot Delay This Transition Simply Because It Is Difficult

The Needs of the System Must Transcend Individual Parochial Concerns

transportation secretary norman y mineta

“The changes that are coming are too big, too fundamental for incremental adaptations of the infrastructure. . .we need to modernize and transform our air transportation system – starting right now.”

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta