EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF AIR TRAFFIC OPERATING AT SEVERAL PROPOSED JETPORTS UPON THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A new jetport had been proposed to serve the New York metropolitan area, to be operational by 1968. Three proposed sites were submitted for evaluation. One basic route structure and traffic flow pattern was evaluated for each site condition. Modifications were made during exploratory runs to improve flows and procedures. The results of the simulation indicated that the air traffic control problems generated by any of the three jetport sites would be complex and would generally arise due to crossings of heavily used arrival and departure routes with those of the major airports in the area. The airspace requirements for handling the traffic flows for any of the three sites would necessitate changes to the boundaries of established warning and restricted areas, or jurisdiction of airspace of other control facilities. The traffic flow pattern analysis indicated there would be no overall appreciable differences in the demand upon the system by air traffic under the various site conditions. Author