This new system will help eliminate air traffic bottlenecks and holding patterns at Auckland airport.
Some results are mentioned:
In Auckland, airborne delay has reduced from an average of 3.5 minutes per flight in 2007 before CFM was introduced, to an average of 23 seconds per flight in 2013 – an 89% reduction.
Airlines arriving into Auckland Airport are experiencing an additional 2-4% reduction in delays as a direct result of the AMAN deployment into the CFM system.
This will increase as the system is fine-tuned over the coming months.Any reduction in the waste of waiting is obviously good news to me and all other loyal Air New Zealand frequent flyers.