Pushback to the Future: Predict Pushback Time at US Airports

An image of an aircraft being pushbacked by a tug.

Help the National Airspace System (NAS) keep flights running on time! In this challenge you will use air traffic and weather data to automatically predict the time an aircraft pushes back from its gate. Accurate estimates of pushback time can help air traffic management systems more efficiently use the limited capacity of airports, runways and the National Airspace System.

This challenge features two competition arenas:

  • The Open Arena is available for all participants to work with the data and test their solutions to see how they fare against others on the open leaderboard.
  • The Prescreened Arena is available to prize eligibile participants to build out and submit code for their solutions. For this challenge, cash prizes are restricted to individual participants or team leads who are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are affiliated with an accredited U.S. university.

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