BY ACCIDENT OR DESIGN

Cost and not technology is the constraint upon improved in flight collision avoidance. The risks of collision stem mainly from the diverse roles and motivations of the many users of the airspace. Even formal ATC techniques of procedural and radar control prove inadequate in particular circumstances. Improvement should be by evolution and not revolution but could include air interpreted aids to supplement but not to usurp the role of ATC. Techniques of analysis, prediction and fast time simulation, offer the possibility of identifying and reducing the possibility of in-flight collision and of providing guidelines to most effectively deploy our technical and economic resources. /Author/

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    International Fed Air Traffic Controllers' Assoc

    P.O. Box 196
    CH-1215 Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19-22
  • Serial:
    • The Controller
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations
    • ISSN: 0010-8073

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Controller
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM