WAKE TURBULENCE DETECTION AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS
Increased separations of aircraft following heavy jets, which have been mandated because of the threat posed by aircraft trailing wake vortices, have aggravated the problem of air traffic delays at some of the busier airports. An extensive vortex measurement program at three major airports has provided the data base for the design of a Vortex Advisory System which will permit reduction of the vortex imposed separations under certain measurable wind conditions. This system which promises to effect an appreciable reduction in traffic delay is currently undergoing testing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 10-12, 1977.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Wood, W D
- McWilliams, I G
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airports; Databases; Economic impacts; Flow; Fluid dynamics; Private aircraft; Spacing; Traffic delays; Turbulence; Wakes; Wind
- Identifier Terms: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
- Old TRIS Terms: Flow of fluids; Trailing aircraft
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00172709
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770583 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM