Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

2015 Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Air Traffic Management Modernization: Promise and Challenges

  • Christine HaissigEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5058-9_23


This entry provides a broad overview of how air traffic for commercial air travel is scheduled and managed throughout the world. The major causes of delays and congestion are described, which include tight scheduling, safety restrictions, infrastructure limitations, and major disturbances. The technical and financial challenges to air traffic management are outlined, along with some of the promising developments for future modernization.


Air traffic management Air traffic control Airport capacity Airspace management Flight safety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Honeywell International Inc.MinneapolisUSA