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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 10-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Wood, W D
    • McWilliams, I G
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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