The ASAC Air Carrier Investment Model (Revised).
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To meet its objective of assisting U.S. industry with the technological challenges of the future. NASA must identify research areas that have the greatest potential for improving the operation of the air transportation system. Therefore. NASA seeks to develop the ability to evaluate the potential impact of various advanced technologies. By thoroughly understanding the economic impact of advanced aviation technologies. By evaluating how those new technologies would be used within the integrated aviation system NASA aims to balance its aeronautical research program and help speed the introduction of high-leverage technologies. To accomplish this. NASA is building an Aviation System Analysis Capability ASAC. The ASAC is envisioned primarily as a process for understanding and evaluating the impact of advanced aviation technologies on the U.S. economy. ASAC consists of a diverse collection of models, data bases, analysts, and individuals from the public and private sectors brought together to work on issues of common interest to organizations within the aviation community. ASAC also will be a resource available to those same organizations to perform analyses provide information and assist scientists, engineers, analysts, and program managers in their daily work. The ASAC differs from previous NASA modeling efforts in that the economic behavior of buyers and sellers in the air transportation and aviation industries is central to its conception. To link the economics of flight with the technology of flight, ASAC requires a parametrically based model that links airline operations and investments in aircraft with aircraft characteristics.
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