AIRSPACE SYSTEM: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES MAY OFFER ALTERNATIVES TO THE INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM

The General Accounting Office (GAO) was requested to review the alternatives to the current instrument landing system (ILS). Specifically, GAO was requested to (1) describe the capabilities and costs of these precision landing systems and (2) identify some of the potential consequences of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) approach to developing these systems. This report presents GAO's evaluation of the microwave landing system, an ILS enhanced with a computer-based flight management system, and a satellite-based system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1992-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-93-33
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 1993 12:00AM