EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: NEW YORK CITY PILOTS AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE WEATHER ANSWERING SERVICE (PATWAS) TEST

An improved Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS) was subjected to a year-long test in the New York City metropolitan area. The improvements consisted primarily of the following: (1) user access to three route-oriented briefings, (2) an increase in the number of access lines to PATWAS, (3) more frequent updating of information, (4) the addition of special early morning recordings, (5) capability to request meteorological and aeronautical information from the Weather Message Switching Center for incorporation into the PATWAS message, (6) reduction in the time required for updating, (7) addition of more meteorological and aeronautical information to the PATWAS message, (8) new and more efficient magnetic tape equipment, (9) installation of an acoustic enclosure for PATWAS tape recording, and (10) more efficient organization of the message format. The purpose of the experiment was to test and evaluate the new PATWAS products, schedules, user acceptance, and the effects on the telephone briefing workload at the flight service station (FSS).

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Staiano, F
    • Shochet, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-23, FA/RD-77/80, Final Report
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM