NEXTOR Short Course
Aviation Infrastructure Economics
October 14-15, 2004
This 2-day course will focus on theory and application in the field of National
Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure management, maintenance, economics,
strategy and policies. Optimization techniques for making better NAS
infrastructure management decisions will be introduced and applied to real-world
The NAS is one of the largest, the most complex, technologically advanced and integrated civil infrastructure systems, consisting of over 48,000 complex facilities and services that are in various stages of approaching physical or technical obsolescence. Their proper management is vital to aviation safety and capacity. This course will present tools and information that will enable the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its contractors to make better decisions about NAS infrastructure inspection, maintenance, investment, and modernization. It should also enable the FAA to optimally balance its own and user costs related to investment, maintenance, and facility outages.