UPGRADED THIRD GENERATION (UG 3RD) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM. IMPRESSIONS AND IMPACT ON GENERAL AVIATION

Interviews were conducted with seven General Aviation Organizations on the subject of the Upgraded Third Generation System of Air Traffic Control. Spokesmen for General Aviation had a good understanding of the functions and the characteristics of the Upgraded Third Generation ATC System, particularly in those areas of serious interest to General Aviation System Users. With a few exceptions, such as the need for improved weather detection and reporting and other flight services, it appeared that the provisions of the existing generation of Air Traffic Control is reasonably adequate to the present requirements of General Aviation Users. All spokesmen, however, anticipate substantial growth in the demands imposed on the system over the next decade and agree that some improvements in capacity and safety are needed. The report includes a series of matrices showing the degree of importance attached by each segment of General Aviation interviewed to each of the major elements of the Upgraded Third Generation Air Traffic Control Sytem. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Quinby (Gilbert F)

    Fort Washington, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Quinby, G F
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-81
  • Contract Numbers: W1-76-1453-1
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM