George Mason Cosponsors Airspace Congestion Symposium

Posted: February 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University, along with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is sponsoring a half-day symposium on the congestion of the nation’s airspace. Held this Friday at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., the symposium provides a forum for civil and government officials as well as aerospace industry representatives to discuss the reasons for this congestion and ways to alleviate it.

George Donohue, senior research professor in The Institute of Public Policy and the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, serves on one of the symposium’s panels with representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Donohue conducts research related to air transportation systems engineering. One of the projects he led compared the tradeoffs between building additional runways and adopting new technologies and operational procedures to manage air traffic.

For more information about the symposium, visit its website.

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