The Airport Surface Efficiency Group manages programs that aim to improve coordination and communication among parties involved in aircraft surface operations, which can reduce delays and environmental impacts, and create a better, more reliable experience for flight operators and the flying public.
The group acts as a single point of accountability and, authority, and is responsible for defining and unifying cross-agency operational and information needs focused on enhancing surface efficiencies among FAA and industry stakeholders that will ultimately provide the flying public better reliability and a more satisfying experience.
- Slot Administration
- Operational Sponsor of Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM)
- Airport Construction Tracking
- Surface CDM
- Share real-time and forecast operational information that will enable stakeholders to understand the current status of the airport operation. "Getting the right information to the right people at the right time."
- Strategic management of airport surface movement and aircraft departure queues to avoid excessive taxi-out times, improve departure efficiency and reduce harmful emissions.
- Management of arrival traffic flows to increase throughput and to coordinate arrival and departure demand.
- Analysis, measurement and monitoring capabilities for use in the quantitative measurement of data quality, compliance and performance of all stakeholders, as well as collaborative assessment of operational performance.
- Global harmonization and eventual interoperability among the various international models.