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NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) works to solve the challenges that still exist in our nation's air transportation system: air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts.

Solutions to these problems require innovative technical concepts, and dedicated research and development. NASA's ARMD pursues the development of new flight operation concepts, and new tools and technologies that can transition smoothly to industry to become products.

Through green aviation, NASA is helping create safer, greener and more effective travel for everyone. Our green aviation goals are to enable fuel-efficient flight planning, and reduce aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise.

NASA aeronautics' four research programs conduct fundamental, cutting-edge research into new aircraft technologies, as well as systems-level research into the integration of new operations concepts and technologies into the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). A fifth program manages a portfolio of wind tunnels and other testing facilities (icing, propulsion), flight research and support aircraft, and the evolution of test technologies at NASA centers around the country.

NASA has already made decades of contributions to aviation. We continue to develop solutions to benefit the flying public every day.

Feature: NASA Aeronautics Set to Premiere High-Flying SequelNew!
A spring sequel finds Canada and Germany joining our ACCESS II flying fleet to study alternative jet fuel environmental impacts.
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Feature: New NASA Book Reveals Fascination with Wing Twist
Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places; in this case, how birds twist their wings in flight.
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Featured in Other Media: SST Research: Breaking New Barriers
The January 2013 issue of Aerospace America contained this article about the evolution of commercial passenger supersonic flight to today’s research, including NASA’s into making supersonic flight over land possible. This article is copyrighted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is used with their permission.
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Featured in Other Media: Getting from Gate to Gate
The April 2012 issue of Aerospace America contained this article about NASA Aeronautics' work on improving air traffic management in order to reduce delays, fuel use, noise and emissions. This article is copyrighted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is used with their permission.
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