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Operational Performance Evaluation

A laptop computer, pen, and clipboard with a bar graph and a pie chart that represent the types of information provided by the Performance Analysis program office.

The Performance Analysis Office is responsible for reporting on the overall operational performance of the NAS to the Air Traffic Organization's senior management and external organizations, and with anticipating near-term challenges. Core responsibilities include quarterly reports on ATO operational metrics to the COO and the Officer's group, projecting delays at major airports based on anticipated construction and airline schedule changes, and leading the FAA's metric harmonization process.

Core Operational Performance Products and Capabilities

Operational Metrics Chart

ATO Operational Metrics Review

Tracks the key operational metrics for the Air Traffic Organization that measure efficient use of airport capacity, efficient flight trajectories, delay by constraining facility, NAS equipment reliability, and the Average Daily Capacity (ADC).

Delay Projection Report

Airline Schedule Monitoring

Monitors airline schedules, and projects delays based on published airline schedules and historical capacities.

A delay projection report is distributed to operational facilities monthly and to cross agency groups quarterly to assist aviation stakeholders in planning for anticipated changes in performance.

Operational Metrics

FAA Operational Metrics

Reports key operational metrics identified by the FAA-wide metrics harmonization process, including those required by Congress under the FAA's authorization.

Air Traffic Projections

Air Traffic Projections

Projects near-term air traffic activity based on announced air carrier fleet plans and potential industry changes, such as airline mergers, in order to proactively address operational issues.

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