Mockup techniques which used foamcore and plywood were employed by the federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center to achieve two major goals in assisting the Regional Office and the Air Traffic Control Facility to establish a new control tower at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Goal one was to determine the best physical location of present and planned equipment for operational positions and to suggest innovations which would improve their functional capability. Goal two was to design, develop, fabricate, and evaluate the central interior console which is not common to most tower cabs and is not a standard configuration. The result of this effort was a more functional and efficient layout for a standard 525-square-foot Welton-Beckett tower cab. Several new modules were introduced to the peripheral consoles, and a unique central console was designed. A new, innovative technique was created to house the bright radar indicator tower equipment (BRITE) displays on swivel, console-height mounts. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Ezekiel, E G
    • Matos, R
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-12, FAA-RD-80-141
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2003 12:00AM