STATUS OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION'S MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM
The Federal Aviation Administration's new common civil/military microwave landing system is about 5 years behind schedule and research and development will cost between $182 to $192 million--approximately $90 to $100 million more than originally estimated. Large amounts of money are still being invested for ground equipment for the existing system. Recognizing these continued investments, along with the probable extension to 1995 of instrument landing systems at international airports, existing instrument landing systems at U.S. domestic airports should be continued in accordance with a mutually agreeable microwave landing system implementation plan.
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- Report to the Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-10-19
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Evaluation; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Instrument landing systems; Microwave devices; Microwave landing systems; Performance; Program management; Reviews; Systems analysis
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Federal programs
- Old TRIS Terms: Microwave equipment
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Finance;
- Accession Number: 00190783
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PSAD-78-149 Cong Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM