Federal Aviation Administration

Surface Trials

2009:

Initial evaluation of Departure Queue Management in Memphis
During 2009, this initial evaluation activity included a single airline's ramp controllers metering aircraft into the movement area to minimize queuing at the runway threshold. This reduces emissions by delaying engine start until the aircraft will need to enter the movement area while maintaining pressure on the runway so no available departure slots are lost.
  • Collaborative Departure Queue Management (CDQM) Prototype Requirements Development tool
  • Started in September 2009 with FedEx

2010:

Continued Collaborative Departure Queue Management capability development at Memphis (MEM)
Initial evaluation of the Flight Operator Surface Application (FOSA) Interface, allowing data sharing between airlines and FAA, commenced. Development of CDQM capabilities continued with multiple airlines and FAA ATC participants.
  • Initial evaluation of Flight Operator Surface Application (FOSA)
  • Trials with Delta Airlines and FedEx

Improved Surface Capabilites at Orlando (MCO)
CDQM tools are also being evaluated at MCO. As current traffic levels result in runway queuing only during inclement weather, the opportunity to evaluate the CDQM capability is limited. MCO is the primary testbed to evaluate other surface capabilities including airport configuration management and runway assignments.

2011:

Continued Collaborative Departure Queue Management capability development at Memphis (MEM)
Due to the relocation of the Memphis ATC tower, trials will resume with Delta Airlines and FedEx in the summer of 2011 and completed by November 2011.

Improved Surface Capabilites at Orlando (MCO)
Major activity at MCO will be weather data integration, evaluations of FOSA and continued evaluation of the Airport Configuration Management and CDQM capabilities.

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