OPERATION ACCORDION. NAVIGATIONAL ACCURACIES OF CIVIL JET AIRCRAFT OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC, FEB. 1962-SEPT. 1963. VOLUME II.
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The report presents navigational accuracies over the North Atlantic during the period February 1962 through September 1963. The results are based upon data collected from approximately 5,000 Accordion designated civil jet flights of fourteen participant airlines. The measurements were made by four radars, viz., Gander, Goose, OSV Charlie, and Killard. In addition, considerable quantities of data were supplied by the airlines from Accordion flight logs. The administration of Operation Accordion comprised a condominium of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The primary purpose of the program was to provide information for decisions on current requirements for horizontal separation standards. Subordinate objectives included the procurement of information concerning the affects of different operational and external environments upon navigational accuracy. The statistical theory and methodology employed to obtain the results are included. Author