Even at the current reduced rates of aviation growth, critical parts of the air traffic control (ATC) system will soon be overloaded. About half of all airline delays now occur at only 8 jetports, some will reach saturation by 1982. Thus, the future of the air transport system is closely tied to means for increasing jetport capacity. The technical solutions to achieve these means are mostly electronic in nature. Practical means for increasing ATC capability are discussed. To improve jetport capacity, the pilot must be given tools to work more effectively with the existing ground-derived control system. The objective of these new pilot tools is to allow improved control of air-to-air spacing in dense traffic flow. Increased emphasis is needed on air-derived techniques that are compatible with the current ground-derived ATC system, thus providing pilots comparable tools to those already possessed by ground controllers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • IEEE Paper 35 from IEEE Electron and Aerospace System Conv (EASCON '76) Washington, D.C., September 26-29, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Litchford, G B
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 76CH1154-4 EASCON Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM