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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A058228.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Control, Incorporated

    260 Sheridan Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  USA  94306
  • Authors:
    • Solomon, H L
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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