The purpose of this project was to develop estimates of excess mileage flown in the terminal area, to estimate excess fuel burn due to air traffic control (ATC) delay maneuvers, and to develop a method to analyze the effect of future ATC concepts to reduce delay. The National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) derived first-order estimates of delay and excess fuel consumption through analysis of track data recorded online by the Advanced Radar Terminal System (ARTS III). The data base for this initial effort was collected during the 1974-1975 time period from the Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington terminal areas in conjunction with the ATC/Airborne CAS Compatibility Analysis project. Results show that the use of ARTS track data to derive estimates of delay and excess fuel consumption proved to be an effective approach, provided appropriate processing and manual review of the data are effected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Admin, Office of Systems Eng Management
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Halverson, A G
    • JOLITZ, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-40 Final Rpt., FAA-EM-78-20
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM