Report on the 2016 CoSPA and Traffic Flow Impact operational demonstration
June 1, 2017
This technical report summarizes the operational observations recorded by MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) aviation subject matter experts during the period 1 June to 31 October 2016. The MIT LL observation team visited three Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) and the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) on three separate convective events covering four days during the summer of 2016. Five commercial airlines were also involved in the observations. Specifically noted were the utilization of the deterministic convective weather forecasting model, Storm Prediction for Aviation (CoSPA), and a newly developed decision support application, Traffic Flow Impact (TFI). These field evaluations were supported via the FAA AJM-334 program.