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Departure Readiness Information Exchange

Las Vegas | Ski Country | Dallas

Not all flight operators can electronically submit departure readiness information. Verbal methods are cumbersome, time-consuming, and often not used. Many scheduled commercial operators and some business aircraft operators provide departure readiness information to NAS systems using established electronic means. However, most of the GA community does not have a means to electronically submit the same information.
Use Pacer to submit your departure intent – the time you plan to taxi. Submitting departure intent helps provide a more accurate demand picture to all Pacer users.

Introducing Pacer

Are You Ready?

The FAA is moving towards Time-Based Management (TBM) to enable Trajectory Based Operations (TBO).

What are TBM & TBO?

TBM uses up-to-date schedule data and sophisticated schedulers to more accurately schedule IFR flights to fly when and where the system can accomodate them.  TBO uses TBM and precision navigation to allow more flights to fly their desired routes.

What Does TBM mean to me?
  • A better idea of how you fit into the bigger picture
  • The ability to plan better and have more predictable operations
  • Improved FAA system performance
What is the challenge?

Achievable schedules require accurate departure times for all flights.  While most airlines provide updated departure times to the FAA, General Aviation (GA) pilots do not have the mechanism to provide updated departure time information.

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