Accession Number : ADA312389

Title :   Federal Aviation Administration Plan for Research, Engineering, and Development (1996).

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA312389

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) manages and operates the National Airspace System (NAS), a significant national resource. The demands on this system are continuously growing, and changing technologies provide the opportunity to improve system effectiveness and efficiency. Today, 22 of the country's largest airports experience more than 20,000 hours of delay per year, and the number of major airports with more than 20,000 hours of delay is projected to grow to 33 by 2003. With an average aircraft operating cost of approximately $1,600 per hour of delay, airlines operating at each of these airports currently incur at least $32 million in annual delay costs.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *AIRPORTS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, AIRCRAFT, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, COSTS, AIR SPACE, DELAY, RESOURCES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE