Accession Number : ADA258667
Title : Prototype Stop Bar System Evaluation at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
Personal Author(s) : Katz, Eric S ; Stein, Earl S
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : A prototype stop bar system was installed and evaluated at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The purpose of the year-long evaluation was to gain operational experience on the use of a stop bar system and how it could possibly impact the air traffic system. To determine the effectiveness of the stop bar system, data were collected from both user pilots and air traffic controllers. Results of the pilot data indicate that the system is somewhat effective in preventing inadvertent runway incursions, but not as effective as stop bar systems operating at European airports. Results of the air traffic controller data indicate that although the majority of the controllers felt that stop bars are conceptually a good idea, almost all of them agreed that the system was not acceptable, especially when combined with the local control position at moderate to high traffic load.
Descriptors : *PILOTS , *INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS , *AVIATION SAFETY , *AIRPORTS , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS , TRAFFIC , PROTOTYPES , RUNWAYS , AIR TRAFFIC
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Commercial and General Aviation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE