Professor Rico Merkert appointed to the US Transportation Research Board's Standing Committee on Aviation Economics and Forecasting
20 Feb 2017
ITLS congratulates Professor Rico Merkert on his prestigious three year appointment to the US TRB's Standing Committee on Aviation Economics and Forecasting (2017-20). This is an important standing committee of the TRB and is concerned with all economic and financial issues in commercial aviation relating to major air carriers and their employees, airports and operating authorities, the aerospace community, academic and other research organizations, air travelers and shippers, all levels of government and the general public. These concerns include the development and application of improved methodologies for forecasting commercial aviation demand and activity and the relationship of forecasting to system decision making. The TRB is a division of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that provides expertise in science and technology to the US government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities.