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.
- Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1992-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Instrument landing systems; Microwave landing systems; Satellite navigation systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Flight management systems; System capabilities
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00625560
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-93-33
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 18 1993 12:00AM