Federal Aviation Administration Plan for Research, Engineering, and Development (1996).
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC
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The Federal Aviation Administration FAA manages and operates the National Airspace System NAS, a significant national resource. The demands on this system are continuously growing, and changing technologies provide the opportunity to improve system effectiveness and efficiency. Today, 22 of the countrys largest airports experience more than 20,000 hours of delay per year, and the number of major airports with more than 20,000 hours of delay is projected to grow to 33 by 2003. With an average aircraft operating cost of approximately 1,600 per hour of delay, airlines operating at each of these airports currently incur at least 32 million in annual delay costs.
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