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A brief overview on an air transportation system (ATS)

Arif, Salman; Atkin, Jason; De Maere, Geert

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Salman Arif

Associate Professor


The worldwide Air Transport System (ATS) has a huge impact on the global economy and is expected to grow annually in size and operational costs. This impact has led the ATS to attract the attention of researchers worldwide. This article aims to provide an operational insight into the ATS by discussing the major stages of the flight planning process, which is commonly known as airline scheduling, and elaborates how the traversal of flights takes place in the ATS after the filing of flight plan. The reader will also see references to other research which can provide further information, in the hope that this article can be of use to those who are beginning to look into this area.

Report Type Discussion Paper
Publication Date Feb 19, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2020
Publicly Available Date Mar 10, 2020
Pages 5
Keywords Flights, Air Traffic, Airspace, Flight Networks, Operational Costs, Flight Levels, Stakeholders
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