Major In-Service Improvement Programs in Air Traffic Control 620380
Major in-service improvement programs in air traffic control are the high altitude area positive control expansion program and the terminal positive separation program. Both are in consonance with recommendations of the FAA Administrator's Task Force on air traffic control. The former will establish positive control in all U.S. airspace between 24,000 and 60,000 ft. A protoytpe terminal positive separation area will be established at Atlanta, Ga., in November 1962 to separate all aircraft within 15 miles of Atlanta between 2000 and 6000 ft. mean sea level. This will test the capability of the system to provide positive separation to all traffic operating within the designated airspace. This paper discusses the implementation of these systems.