MIT International Center for Air Transportation

Mission:

To Improve the safety, efficiency, capacity and environmental performance of domestic and international air transportation and its infrastructure.

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Recent News
 

Check out MIT Industrial Liasion Program's Faculty Feature on Professor Hansman here

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounted her final academic year at MIT, from testing her "delayed deceleration approach" for landing aircraft in the real world to the scramble to move her thesis defense online in the wake of the global pandemic. Her story and video were featured on the MIT homepage Spotlight!

On April 3, 2020, Jacqueline Thomas defend her doctoral thesis, titled "Systems Analysis of Community Noise Impacts of Advanced Flight Procedures for Conventional and Hybrid Electric Aircraft."

On March 20, 2020, Matt Vernacchia defended his doctoral thesis, titled “Development of low-thrust solid rocket motors for small, fast aircraft propulsion.” 

On November 12, 2019, Parker Vascik defended his doctoral thesis, titled “Systems Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Operational Scaling.”

On September 18, 2019, Christopher Bryce Courtin defended his master’s thesis, titled “An Assessment of Electric STOL Aircraft.”

Congratulations to all!

 

Recent Papers
 

Allocation of Airspace Cutouts to Enable Procedurally Separated Small Aircraft Operations in Terminal Areas
      Parker D. Vascik and R. John Hansman

Systems Analysis of Community Noise Impacts of Advanced Flight Procedures for Conventional and Hybrid Electric Aircraft
      Jacqueline Thomas

Motor case configuration options for Firefly-class rocket propelled UAVs
      Matthew T. Vernacchia

Development of low-thrust solid rocket motors for small, fast aircraft propulsion 
      Matthew T. Vernacchia and R. John Hansman

Evaluation of the Impact of Transport Jet Aircraft Approach and Departure Speed on Community Noise
     Jacqueline Thomas and R. John Hansman

Systems Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Operational Scaling
      Parker D. Vascik

Flight Test Results of a Subscale Super-STOL Aircraft
     Christopher B. Courtin, R. John Hansman, Mark Drela

Data-Driven Predictive Analytics of Runway Occupancy Time for Improved Capacity at Airports
    
Nicolas P. Meijers and R. John Hansman

An Assessment of Electric STOL Aircraft
     Christopher B. Courtin and R. John Hansman

Assessing Multi-rotor UAV Controllability in Low Altitude Fine-Scale Wind Fields
     Alexander H. List and R. John Hansman

Non-stop versus connecting air services: Airfares, costs, and consumers’ willingness to pay
     David Ennen, Florian Allroggen and Robert Malina

A Geometric Approach Towards Airspace Assessment for Emerging Operations
     Parker D. Vascik, Jungwoo Cho, Vishwanath Bulusu, Valentin Polishchuk