Accession Number : AD0758284

Title :   An Overview of the Federal Aviation Administration Engineering and Development Programs, Fiscal Years 1973 and 1974.

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA RESEARCH INC ARLINGTON

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The document provides a descriptive overview of the FAA's engineering and development programs, indicating long-term directions and highlighting progress during FY 1973 and expected achievements during FY 1974. Most of the programs are directly related to obtaining improved air traffic control systems and subsystems. The programs include such diverse projects as the use of satellites for air traffic control oceanic communications, improved concrete for runways, and the Quiet Short-haul Air Transportation System (QSATS). Technology areas addressed in the program include radar, navigation, communications, automatic data processing, weather prediction and data processing, anti-hijacking devices, aircraft safety, and noise abatement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *REVIEWS), RUNWAYS, CONCRETE, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, RADAR EQUIPMENT, NAVIGATION, DATA PROCESSING, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRCRAFT NOISE

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE