MIT Study of Tactical Pilot Decisions During Cruise Flight

The International Center for Air Transportation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is evaluating an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) display that can be used as a decision support tool to aid pilots with tactical, in-flight decisions. This display is designed to help the pilot easily evaluate the fuel cost for several possible speed and altitude options so that he or she may adjust to changing flight conditions. The goal of this study is identify what information would best support these decisions.

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If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please contact any of the following personnel: Sarah Folse at, Henry Tran at, or R. John Hansman at

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