Accession Number : ADP005450

Title :   Advanced ATC (Air Traffic Control): An Aircraft Perspective,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Williams,David H. ; Howell,William E. ; Spitzer,Cary R.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The principal operational improvements desired by commercial aircraft operators in the United States are efficient aircraft operations and delay reductions at the major terminals. This paper describes efforts underway within the Advanced Transport Operating Systems Program at the Langley Research Center to provide a technology basis for reducing delay while improving aircraft efficiency. The principal thrust is the development of time-based traffic control concepts which could be used within the framework of the upgraded National Airspace System and which would allow conventionally equipped aircraft to operate in a manner compatible with advanced aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMERCIAL AVIATION, DELAY, REDUCTION, AIR SPACE, ALLOCATIONS, EFFICIENCY, ARRIVAL, TIME, OPTIMIZATION, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE