ECONOMIC REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS OF CIVIL AIR NAVIGATION ALTERNATIVES. VOLUME I
This report summarizes a study whose objectives were to: Develop a life cycle cost computer model to evaluate various alternative civil aviation navigation systems; Project government implementation and recurring costs and user avionics costs associated with each alternative; Develop rational implementation/transition scenarios for various combinations of the systems to provide civil air navigation coverage in the CONUS, Alaska, Oceanic and Off-shore regions; and make an initial assessment of the economic impact upon the FAA and civil aviation users for each scenario. Alternatives evaluated were VOR/DME, Loran-C, Omega, Differential Omega, and GPS. The least costly alternative, based upon combined civil user and FAA costs, was found to be continued use of VOR/DME. Sole use of GPS was found to be the most costly alternative.
- See also Volume 2, AD-A058228.
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- Solomon, H L
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 96 p.
- TRT Terms: Avionics; Civil aviation; Computer programs; Cost effectiveness; Costs; Economic analysis; Economic impacts; General aviation; Global Positioning System; Impacts; Life cycle costing; Loran; Loran C; Mathematical models; Navigation; Navigation systems; Offshore structures; Omega navigation system; Systems analysis; Tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models
- Geographic Terms: Alaska
- Old TRIS Terms: Loran-c navigation system; Omega navigation; Test and evaluation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Bridges and other structures; Economics; Finance;
- Accession Number: 00181948
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ASP-78-3-VOL-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3662
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM