Participant Training for a Flight Test Evaluation of Interval Management

  • Roy Roper
  • Brian Baxley
  • Kurt Swieringa
  • Clay HubbsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


Interval Management is a concept designed to be used by air traffic controllers and flight crews to more efficiently and precisely manage inter-aircraft spacing. NASA, in cooperation with Boeing, Honeywell, and United Airlines, tested an avionics prototype onboard flight test aircraft. A critical need was identified to train the pilots participating in the flight test prior to the first flight. This paper documents the flight training regimen that successfully trained the pilots on the Interval Management concepts and flight crew procedures and suggests potential improvements to future training regimens for industry use.


Interval Management Pilot training Cockpit procedures Flight test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Roper
    • 1
  • Brian Baxley
    • 1
  • Kurt Swieringa
    • 1
  • Clay Hubbs
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA
  2. 2.All Aspect Aerospace Innovations, LLCParkerUSA

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