INTEGRATED NATIONAL AIRSPACE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (INACS) FOR THE SUPPORT OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL GROSS COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This report presents the methodology and the results of a comparison of the gross costs of the present day communications system (projected) and the Integrated National Airspace Communications System (INACS) for the period 1982 through 1996. The INACS cost inputs to have been derived for a system (INACS) which is only in a concept stage. System specifications have not yet been prepared. The projected INACS costs have been structured to permit a near direct cost comparison with like subsystem elements in the present system. The summary of present day system communication costs projected from 1974 through the year 2001 was provided by the Policy Analysis Division, AVP-200, Office of Aviation Policy. The cost estimates presented are subject to change, refinement, and validation by cost benefit analyses work to be conducted under Phase I of the INACS program as set forth in the document FAA-INACS-061-221-P1, dated October 1, 1975, titled, 'INACS Phase 1 Program Plan.' The primary objective of this report is to present data to permit an Agency decision as to the feasibility of implementing the Phase 1 activities proposed under the INACS program. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. no. FAA-INACS-061-221-P1, AD-A015 823.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Publication Date: 1976-4-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-INACS-061-221-CB
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM