1980-04-01

Improvements Required in Air Traffic Control to Meet Increasing General Aviation Turbine Powered Aircraft Operations 800614

THE INCREASE IN THE general aviation turbine powered fleet by 1990 will require reorientation of the airport, air traffic control, and weather information systems. This is necessary in order to accommodate direct flights between some 5,000 airports, on a random basis, approximately the same volume of scheduled air carrier flights between less than 400 airports. Methods of increasing automation in ATC and weather service and changes in procedures are suggested. The largest obstacle to growth will be airport capacity in metropolitan areas.

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