Weather is a major limiting factor in the National Airspace System (NAS) today, accounting for roughly 65% of all traffic delays. Because we cannot control weather and safety must be maintained in the presence of weather- related hazards, our ability to mitigate the effects of weather through advances in weather prediction, human factors, decision support tools, automation and display technology are critical to supporting the projected growth in air travel demand. This paper presents the core ideas, human factors approach, and initial display concepts for supporting allweather operations in the future NAS, developed as part of NASA’s Virtual Airspace Modeling and Simulation (VAMS) program.
Andre, A. D.,
& Krozel, J.
(2005). Mitigating Weather Effects on the Future National Airspace System: the Integration of Human Factors, Decision Support and Display Technologies. 2005 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 25-28.