Accession Number : ADA307705

Title :   JAA Airport Lighting System Requirements Simulator Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Katz, Eric S.

PDF Url : ADA307705

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) introduced its Joint Airworthiness Requirements for Operations (JAR-OPS1) in April 1995. In general the airport lighting system requirements and associated operating minima authorized by the JAA for use during low-visibility takeoff and landing operations are lower than that used by the United States (U.S.) and American air carrier operators. The rationale for JAA's lower operating minima is based primarily on several years of operating experience by various European ICAO member states. In an effort to standardize aircrew procedures, training, and charting requirements, both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the JAA would like to harmonize low-visibility operating requirements and minima to the maximum extent possible. This report describes a simulator evaluation to determine the feasibility of adopting the JAA lighting system requirements and operating minima as the FAA standard for low-visibility operations. The data results from this evaluation will be used by FAA Headquarters to formulate the U.S. position on adopting the JAA operational requirements for low-visibility operations.

Descriptors :   *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, FLIGHT CREWS, ILLUMINATION, VISIBILITY, LOW LEVEL, TAKEOFF, CHARTS, AIRPORTS, RUNWAYS, AIRWORTHINESS, LANDING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE