JOINT US/UK VORTEX TRACKING PROGRAM AT HEATHROW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

From May 1974 through June 1975 the approach region to Runway 28R at Heathrow International Airport was equipped with aircraft wake vortex tracking equipment. The vortices from approximately 13000 aircraft were monitored along with the attendant meteorological conditions. The joint US/UK project represents a major step in learning how vortices move and die in the terminal environment. An overview of the Heathrow project is given and it is shown how the project has significantly contributed to the capability to develop a vortex advisory system promising increased capacity through decreased aircraft separations. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Hallock, J N
    • Wood, W D
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-76-11, FAA-RD-76-58-1
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM