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Controllers at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center
Controllers at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center in Leesburg, Va., got a new capability last week, the User Request Evaluation Tool Core Capability Limited Deployment (URET CCLD), which is part of Free Flight Phase 1. Advice from its decision aids frees controllers for more strategic planning, which speeds direct routing to avoid adverse weather and altitude changes for optimum winds. The conflict probe function looks ahead 20 min. to predict conflicts from current paths or changes to flight plans. Mitre developed URET for the FAA.