This document presents an analysis of benefits and costs expected to accrue from the ARTS-III Enhancement Program. It defines the sources of benefits both quantifiable and nonquantifiable. The study provides information in present value dollars for the equipment life cycle. Further, it includes a sensitivity analysis of key assumptions and a deferral analysis. A definition is first presented of the various enhancement features. Each major feature is analyzed to determine its quantifiable and nonquantifiable benefits. Benefits are attributable to reduced aircraft delay, increased airport capacity, increased controller productivity, increased aviation safety, and reduced equipment costs. All program costs (provided by FAA) are analyzed and converted to present value costs. A comparison of present value benefits to present value cost is made to determine the benefit/cost ratio. Key parameters were varied to determine the impact or sensitivity of these factors on the ARTS-III Enhancement Program. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metis Corporation

    205 South Whiting
    Alexandria, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Willis, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-75-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WA-3494
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM