AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR GENERAL AVIATION

The general aviation aircraft operated in 1985 may represent some 90 per cent of the projected civil aviation population of 300,000. Increased use of these light aircraft in instrument and dense air traffic conditions requires that a low cost means to be found to assure their guidance and control is compatible with the airlines, thus avoiding conflicts and possible collisions. The OMEGA navigation system and data link concepts will be stressed. Means for improving vertical separation between aircraft will also be noted. A new look at the two most basic ATC elements, AREA-NAV and VERTICAL SEPARATION from the viewpoint of research and engineering to fulfill the needs of very, very low cost user applications, ease of piloting, and the large increase in capacity essential for the coming decades, is proposed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NASA Electronics Research Center, Cambridge, Mass.

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  • Authors:
    • Litchford, G B
  • Publication Date: 1969-11-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: None
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM