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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION. Technical Symposium Atlantic City, New Jersey April 19, 2005. VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER. Stephen A. Alterman President Cargo Airline Association Washington, D.C. Board of Directors ABX Air Atlas Air Fed Ex Express UPS. Other Members
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Airport regulation ASSOCIATION Technical Symposium Atlantic City, New Jersey April 19, 2005

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VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER Stephen A. Alterman President Cargo Airline Association Washington, D.C.

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Board of Directors ABX Air Atlas Air Fed Ex Express UPS Other Members Air Transport International Capital Cargo CNF, Inc. DHL Express First Air Gemini Kalitta Air Kitty Hawk USA Jet CARGO AIRLINE ASSOCIATION

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ALL-CARGO AIRLINE DYNAMICS Time-Definite Service to All Points Service Guarantees Allows for Just-in-Time Inventory Management The Engine That Drives the World Economy

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ALL-CARGO OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS Large Percentage of Nighttime Flying Use of Large Sorting Hubs Use of Feeder Operations from Outlying Points Operations Expanding Both Domestically and Internationally Capacity Generally Added by Increasing Aircraft Capacity, Not Increasing Number of Flights

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ALL-CARGO INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT IN MODERNIZATION Early responsibility to modernization through helpful exertion with FAA Safe Flight 21 Office Use of UPS and FedEx offices as "proving grounds" for new innovation Work with FAA Office of Environment and Energy to test the ecological advantages of Controlled Descent Approaches

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THE NEED TO MODERNIZE Absolutely Supported by Industry Needs Expeditious Transition to Satellite-Based System Existing Proven Technologies Can and Should Be Deployed Throughout the NAS Need to Move From Pure Research to Implementation

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"THIS AIN\'T NO SCIENCE PROJECT!"

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DYNAMICS OF MODERNIZATION Need Firm Commitment From Senior FAA Leadership Need an Industry That Understands the Long-Term Benefits and is Willing to Take Steps in the Near Term to Ensure Success

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PERCEIVED BENEFITS More convenient and precise data stream prompting: Greater Safety Increased Efficiency Significant Fuel Savings Environmental Enhancements

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THE EQUIPAGE ISSUE Should NOT be utilized as reason for postponing modernization FAA ought to give motivators to empower important hardware Mandates ought not consequently be expelled

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A New Focus Needed Ongoing examination is obviously required, yet – More accentuation must be put on implementing now in the event that we are to reap future advantages

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We Cannot Delay This Transition Simply Because It Is Difficult The Needs of the System Must Transcend Individual Parochial Concerns

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"The progressions that are coming are too enormous, excessively basic for incremental adjustments of the base. . .we have to modernize and change our air transportation framework – beginning right at this point." Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

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