AIRLINE AIRCRAFT IN THE AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT

THIS PAPER DEALS WITH THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONAL AIRPLANE-AIRPORT RELATIONSHIP. IT IS CONCERNED ONLY WITH ON-THE-GROUND SITUATIONS AND MAKES NO ATTEMPT TO TOUCH UPON APPROACH FACILITIES, ELECTRONIC INSTALLATIONS, ETC. MAJOR EMPHASIS IS ON THE IMPACT OF RUNWAY GROOVING PERTAINING TO MANY OF THE PROBLEM AREAS IN THE TIRE-RUNWAY INTERFACE. METHODOLOGY IN THE MASUREMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION IS IN A MANNER THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO THE PILOT IN HIS PARTICULAR AIRPLANE TYPE. WINTERTIME PROBLEMS IN THE ICE AND SNOW BELT, ALONG WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR ALLEVIATING SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS THROUGH THE USE OF BETTER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES, IS COVERED. THE COMPARATIVELY NEW AND CONTROVERSIAL TECHNIQUES INVOLVING THE USE OF CHEMICALS FOR ANTI- ICING AND DEICING OF AIRPORT SURFACES IS DISCUSSED. IT IS APPARENT THROUGHOUT THIS PAPER THAT THE REAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME AS THAT ENVISIONED BY THE DESIGN TEAM DURING INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF A PARTICULAR AIRPLANE TYPE. /AUTHOR/IAA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tech Papers 4th Operations Mtg.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500
    Reston, VA  USA  20191-4344
  • Authors:
    • Volz, M E
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 72-813 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM