Accession Number : ADA311945

Title :   Situational Awareness for Safety (SAS) Management Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CROWN COMMUNICATIONS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cato, Mark

PDF Url : ADA311945

Report Date : 01 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the advice and assistance of the aviation community, developed the Situational Awareness for Safety (SAS) concept. SAS, a cockpit-oriented operational concept, emphasizes flight standards and procedural applications based on advances in human factors, cognitive pilot decision making, computer and display technology, advances in precision navigation, data link, and aviation weather systems. Simply put, SAS is the exchange and use of GPS position, terrain, weather, and other information, effectively displayed to pilots, dispatchers, and controllers, to create an environment promoting more efficient, safe, and free use of airspace. This information exchange will contribute to an environment that will facilitate implementation of the emerging 'free flight' concept. The Management Plan describes the SAS initiative in some detail and provides the framework for the development of guidance, standards, and procedures that will provide standardized hardware and software for SAS implementation. The activities and coordination measures established herein will be used to develop standards for the manufacture of equipment, operational procedures, and validation of the SAS concept. Successful execution of this SAS Management Plan requires frequent review of its contents to ensure that SAS development matures in a consistent direction that reflects changes in technology, concepts of operation, and changing user requirements.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *AVIATION SAFETY, *AWARENESS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DECISION MAKING, WEATHER, COMMUNITIES, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, VALIDATION, COGNITION, PILOTS, TERRAIN, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CONSISTENCY, AERONAUTICS, NAVIGATION, FLIGHT, AIR SPACE, PRECISION, STANDARDS, STANDARDIZATION, USER NEEDS, GUIDANCE, DATA LINKS, FREE FLIGHT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Administration and Management
      Radio Communications

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