1967-02-01

Operational Ramifications of our Present Air and Airport Traffic Control Problems - Also Some Possible Solutions 670266

It is forecast that the number of business-use aircraft will substantially increase by 1975. Unless solutions at hand are implemented in the near future, air traffic congestion and the attendant delays and loss of time and money caused by this situation will assume alarming proportions. This paper discusses how airport capacity can be increased through proper layout of runways, and how improvements in airport traffic control procedures can be effected through such means as greater flexibility in assigning aircraft to alternate runways, simultaneous and independent IFR operations, and use of computer data to transmit directional and distance information to pilots. On the whole, it is concluded that all phases of the problem can be solved using current concepts and existing, tested equipment.

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