Press Release

NASA Announces Virginia Aeronautics Research Award

By SpaceRef Editor
December 17, 2006
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 — NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Airspace Systems Program, Washington, has awarded approximately $1.5 million to Metron Aviation Inc., Herndon, Va., for work described in their NASA research announcement proposal entitled “Mitigation of Weather Impacts in Dense Terminal Airspace.”

The award will foster close collaboration with and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among researchers at NASA, industry, academia, and other government agencies to benefit the nation’s aeronautics community. The Airspace Systems Program conducts cutting-edge research that will enable the Next Generation Air Transportation System. In partnership with the Joint Planning and Development Office, the program will help develop the concepts, capabilities and technologies that will lead to the significant enhancements in capacity, efficiency and flexibility needed to meet the nation’s airspace and airportal requirements for decades to come.

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