At busy airports, traffic can back up when departure demand peaks. The challenge of managing this demand is compounded at airports where general aviation aircraft represent a large percentage of the airport’s users.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is providing a live proving grounds for general aviation operators and air traffic controllers to assess the ability of a new Mitre developed web application, Pacer, to improve the way that general aviation operators file for and obtain departure clearances.
Pilots sometimes have to wait in a long queue on the airport surface before getting clearance for departure. A MITRE-developed technology is trailblazing a way to make departure scheduling more efficient.