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Traffic Flow Management System


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Program Description

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

NAS-Wide system for planning and implementing strategic and tactical traffic flow management initiatives to mitigate demand/capacity imbalances.

Key Capabilities

Key Capabilities

  • Provides Arrival Management/Situational Awareness
  • Provides Airborne Metering and balance demand with capacity
  • Provides Departure Scheduling to traffic Managers and predict demand/capacity imbalances
Program Benefits


  • Reduces delays, travel time, and fuel expenses
  • Embraces Collaborative Decision Maker (CDM) community
  • Increases efficiency while reducing errors
  • Increases capacity of the NAS