MODERNIZING THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF AVIATION FACILITIES

For some years the present system of aviation facilities has not been capable of meeting the requirements of its users. This has resulted in delays in instrument weather, the saturation of traffic-controller capabilities, and midair collisions that could have been prevented if the capacity to provide separation for a larger numger of aircraft had existed in the system. Meanwhile high-performance aircraft, operating too high or too fast to avert collision by visual means, are entering the airspace and many more are on their way. This report deals with the modernization of our national system of aviation facilities over the next two decades. It begins with an examination of the traffic expected over this period. Then follows an analysis of the operational desires of the users and a discussion of system-design concepts that allow these desires to be satisfied. The report concludes with a suggested initial configuration of a modern aviation facilities system and a plan of action to insure the continued modernization of this system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Aviation Facilities Planning

    ,    

    The White House

    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Bassett, P R
    • Alexander, DrSN
    • Anast, J L
    • Dewey, G C
    • Johnson, DrRP
    • Perper, J L
    • Queal, DrRW
    • Smith, N R
    • WARSKOW, M A
    • Witunski, M
  • Publication Date: 1957-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073967
  • 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