Accession Number : ADA328999

Title :   Video Landing Parameter Survey - John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : DeFiore, Thomas ; Micklos, Richard ; Micklos, Richard

PDF Url : ADA328999

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center is conducting a series of video landing parameter surveys at high-capacity commercial airports to acquire a better understanding of typical contact conditions for a wide variety of aircraft and airports as they relate to current aircraft design criteria and practices. The initial parameter landing survey was conducted at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in June 1994. Four video cameras were temporarily installed along the north apron of runway 13L. Video images of 614 transport (242 wide-body, 264 narrow-body, and 108 commuter aircraft) were captured, analyzed, and the results presented herein. Landing parameters presented include sink rate; approach speed; touchdown pitch, roll, and yaw angles and rates; off-center distance; and the distance from the runway to the threshold. Wind and weather conditions were also recorded and landing weights were available for most landings. Since this program is only concerned with the overall statistical usage information, all data were processed and are presented without regard to the airline or the flight number. Subsequent surveys have been conducted at Washington National runway 36 and at Honolulu International runway 8L, and these results will be reported in future technical reports.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *APPROACH, ANGLES, ROLL, PITCH(INCLINATION), YAW, PARAMETERS, RATES, SURVEYS, AIRCRAFT DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE