Accession Number : AD0760634

Title :   An Investigation of ATC Procedures for IFR Approaches to Triple Parallel Runways.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 72-Jan 73,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Crimbring,William ; Porter,G. Errol

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A study was conducted to investigate air traffic control (ATC) procedures applicable to the conduct of simultaneous instrument flight rules (IFR) approaches to a set of three parallel runways. A dynamic simulation was conducted to examine the various aspects of such an operation, including ATC procedures, monitoring requirements, general controller workload limits, and a comparison of the effect of greater and lesser percentages of Mode C-equipped aircraft on monitoring procedures. Results show that the concept of conducting simultaneous instrument approaches to a set of triple parallel runways is feasible using standard ATC procedures and separation standards (except on the final approach course). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT), APPROACH, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MONITORS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE