Airspace Design Policy

To support the evolution of traffic management and Collaborative Decision Making, Metron Aviation guides governmental organizations in policy development. On the ground at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), Metron’s support includes analyzing policy and guidelines for equipment, airspace, route structure and instrument procedure design.

Metron facilitates the creation of operational concepts supporting the transition to NextGen. The team also analyzes of the effects and benefits of various options presented. Policy support also identifies regulatory impacts to our customers with the inter-dependencies and environmental factors along with recommendations for mitigation.

Policy support extends to the analysis of various airspace roadmap options and gaps in future planning, which allows recommendations to be made to airspace policy organizations  In this area of influence, Metron Aviation is able to uniquely meet the customer needs with superior software development, analysis capabilities and simulation environment, furthering NextGen missions and objectives.

Airspace Design and Analysis Benefits


  • Increases Airspace Capacity
  • Enhances ATM Planning
  • Positives Environmental Impact
  • Reduces Aircraft Fuel Burn
  • Decreases Airlines Operating Costs
  • Enhances Traffic Predictability
  • Improves Access to Airport

Airspace Design Capabilities


  • Comprehensive Capacity Studies
  • Dynamic Airspace Sectorization
  • Airspace Design Analysis
  • Airspace Design Simulations