This study estimates the value of aviation safety improvements that could be obtained by implementing various alternative configurations of the Upgraded Third Generation ATC System. Estimates are based on the central assumption that the frequency of aviation accidents per operation observed in the past will be repeated unless identifiable steps are undertaken to eliminate specific classes of accidents. Recent accident data on midair collisions and controlled collisions with the terrain were examined to identify types of accidents that could be prevented by the UG3RD. Preventable accident rates were calculated and used to forecast future accidents under an extension of today's system and accidents that could be prevented by the UG3RD. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Simpson, T R
    • Smith, A P
    • Matney, J S
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-77-8 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM