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Toward Managing the National Airspace System as a Common Pool Resource

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Gentry, Jennifer
Conference: Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference
Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Conf. Date: June 21-23
Date: 2007
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8147
Sector: New Commons
Region: North America
Subject(s): common pool resources
capacity building
decision making
Abstract: "As air traffic increases, so will competition for resources in the National Airspace System (NAS). This will result in more congestion-related delays unless something is done to increase capacity or alter the demand. Currently the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operates the National Airspace System on a 'first come, first serve' basis. When the system lacks capacity to serve everyone immediately, a de facto allocation scheme has evolved. Further government control and/or privatization have been proposed as offering potential improvements. However, there is a viable alternative. Managing the NAS as a common pool resource (CPR) can offer a more attractive solution to the current de facto allocation, and a more immediately workable solution than an integrated private market. CPR solutions have successfully been applied to many environmental problems where 'free rider incentives' congest or deplete resources. This paper analyzes the using an accepted CPR framework. As predicted by CPR literature, a group process, known as Collaborative Decision Making, has formed to in an effort to reduce delay and congestion. However this effort many not be sustainable because it is missing several key design elements that characterize long enduring CPR organizations."

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