Federal Aviation Administration

Gate-to-Gate Demonstration Flights

2010:

The first transatlantic AIRE gate-to-gate flights were flown in April 2010. Both flights were considered a great success. These flights operated under the NextGen International Air Traffic Interoperability Program (signed March 3, 2010):

Air France 690 from Paris to Miami

  • Boeing 747-400 ER
  • April 6, 2010
  • Flight successfully demonstrated the following procedures:
    • Limited engine taxi out (2 of 4 engines)
    • Continuous climb to cruise altitude
    • Vertical optimization
    • Cruise climb
    • Tailored Arrival into Miami
    • Minimal delay taxi to gate

American Airlines 63 from Paris to Miami

  • Boeing 767-300
  • April 7, 2010
  • Fuel savings were decent, despite the somewhat unfavorable winds and not optimal altitude encountered by the flight
  • Flight successfully demonstrated the following procedures:
    • Minimal delay on taxi-out and departure
    • Continuous climb to cruise altitude
    • Cruise climb
    • Tailored Arrival into Miami
    • Minimal delay taxi to gate

2011:


As part of the AIRE II demonstration flights, FAA will partner with Airbus, Air France, NATS, and NAV Canada to optimize a series of Airbus A380 Transatlantic Gate-to-Gate flights from New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG).

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