RUSH HOUR-STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE

The biggest change affecting flight operations in the 1970's will be the tremendous growth in air traffic. The air traffic control (ATC) system will remain familiar, but technically and procedurally improved in its ground navigation facilities; pilot/controller communications; and radar service--with marked emphasis on beacon altitude readout. A nationwide ATC computer network is scheduled to process flight data on controlled aircraft. Special displays will provide versatility for optimized control sectors, plus increased operational efficiency. Airspace structuring will undergo evolutionary changes to provide more area positive control service per traffic demands. Integrating significant numbers of STOL/VTOL/SST aircraft is going to further complicate air traffic growth. Terminal area congestion will continue and alleviation means close collaboration of all aviation elements. Aircraft designers, users and ATC system planners must increase their coordination to assure proper tradeoffs between future aircraft design and the system, similar to current efforts initiated for SST. This same concerted approach is also the real key to solving many public complaints, (e.g., noise abatement); as well as the attainment of new or improved services for the aviation community.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Ridenour, A R
  • Publication Date: 1967-6-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 67-398
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM