Accession Number : AD0658214

Title :   A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL IMPROVEMENTS AND APPLICATION TO ALL-WEATHER LANDING SYSTEMS, VOLUME I.

Corporate Author : UNITED RESEARCH INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The method as applied to an all-weather landing system concludes the following: Additional demand leading to increased revenues to air carriers, $11,500,000; cost savings to air carriers, $9,379,000; cost savings to general aviation, $292,000; value of accidents prevented, $3,791,000. Since the annual operating costs of an all-weather landing system were not available, the annual net return of this ATC improvement was not calculated. A further conclusion based upon a detailed study of the installation of all-weather landing systems at 22 airports (a stratified sample of all approach control airports in the United States) shows that: 50% of the total dollar benefits would be realized if installations were made at only 14 airports. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, *ALL WEATHER AVIATION), ECONOMICS, COSTS, CIVIL AVIATION, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE