EXAMINATION OF SST HANDLING IN THE ATC SYSTEM,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J EXPERIMENTATION DIV
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Activities of the Federal Aviation Agency are related that investigate the problems of air traffic control that will be evidenced by the introduction of supersonic transports. The program calls for investigative concept studies for handling Mach 3 civil transports, military aircraft, and supersonic transport planes of the Concorde family. A simulated area was set up at the Center that covered routes of 450 miles from northern Virginia to a point near Bangor, Maine. From the simulation tests, the conclusion was reached that the more preferential treatment that is given to these transports, the lower the overall airport operations rate will be also, excessive delays will be incurred by subsonic aircraft, both en route and on the ground.
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