Pratik D. Jha - Herndon VA,
Rajesh Venkat Subbu - Clifton Park NY,
John Michael Lizzi - Wilton NY,
Naresh Iyer - Clifton Park NY,
Liviu Nedelescu - Bucharest,
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Bethesda MD
Systems and methods for planning and optimizing air traffic flow within an airspace are provided. In one embodiment, a system () includes: (1) a stakeholder objective evaluation module () receiving stakeholder preferences from stakeholders having an interest in flight routing within the airspace during an operational planning period and stakeholder metrics as feedback input and outputting strategic and flight route settings for the airspace based on the stakeholder preferences and stakeholder metrics; (2) a strategic optimization module () receiving the strategic settings, creating an initial airspace state, and generating an updated airspace state using the strategic settings; (3) a route optimization module () receiving the flight route settings and selecting preferred routes for flights during the operational planning period using the route settings; and (4) a simulation module () receiving simulation settings including the airspace state and the preferred routes, simulating flights during the operational planning period, and outputting the stakeholder metrics for feed-back.