If ever a carrier needed a tool to help it better manage aircraft in the terminal environment, it is FedEx Express. Beginning at 2:48 a.m. Monday-Friday, it dispatches 8-12 aircraft every 6 min. from Memphis International Airport. By 4:12 a.m., provided there are no weather or mechanical delays, it will have launched around 150 aircraft to 136 domestic and international destinations. The NASA-developed Surface Management System, since renamed the Surface Traffic Management System by ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"The IT Traffic Solution" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.