This paper discusses the phenomenon involved in stopping an aircraft and the capabilities required to meet Microwave Landing System operations.
Today's major terminals are becoming saturated, primarily because of the increased commercial traffic, and to relieve the pressure, business aircraft are being relegated to outlying fields. In some airports, they are severely restricted or outlawed.
The Microwave Landing System opens new vistas for the entire aviation industry because it greatly expands the access to the terminal and thereby offers additional landing windows for the business aircraft operators.
However, to operate in the Microwave Landing System, the nonscheduled operator will be required to have avionics equipment similar to the larger commercial aircraft. Also, if he is to take full advantage of the landing facilities, he will require full automatic braking capability.