Accession Number : ADA117445

Title :   Northeast Corridor Helicopter Area Navigation Accuracy Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Data rept. Jul 79-Apr 80,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Edmonds,Jack D

PDF Url : ADA117445

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report presents area reduced navigation accuracy test flight data collected along an experimental area naviation route structure - the so-called Northeast Corridor. This corridor is an experimental helicopter airway structure extending between Washington, D.C., and Boston, Mass. It contains of 2 one-way, reduced width (4 nautical miles (nmi)) airways including one route spur from Allentown, Pa. These flight tests were a joint effort of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Helicopter Association International (HAI). The objective was to determine if the NEC could be navigated within the 4-nmi airway boundary at the 95 percent confidence level required by Advisory Circular (AC) 90-45A, ''Approval of Area Navigation Systems for Use in the U.S. National Airspace System.''

Descriptors :   *Flight paths, *Navigation, *Air traffic control systems, Parameters, Helicopters, Flight testing, Accuracy, Error analysis, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE