Accession Number:

ADA052162

Title:

A Study of the Economic Impact of Selected Communications Alternatives, Present System Definition,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report provides a description of the present FAA communications system. The data base described herein will be incorporated in a communications cost model being developed for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA by ARINC Research Corporation. The economic data presented were obtained primarily from three sources 1 the Aviation Cost Allocation Study Working Paper No. 2 Office of Policy Review, DOT, 1972 for one-time facilities and equipment F and E costs 2 the Airways Facilities Maintenance Cost Srudy Project Memorandum PPA FP-604, 1976 for operation and maintenance O and M costs and 3 the DECCO Circuit File for recurring leased costs. Defining such a comprehensive communcations cost data base was complicated by the fact that there is no clear definition within the FAA of what constitutes communications. For the purposes of the present cost-modeling effort, however, it is convenient to classify costs into two groups 1 traditional FAA communications services, including AirGround, GroundGround, Remote Link, Weather Net, AFTN, Service B, Computer B, and a miscellaneous category of additional communications functions and 2 services in which some incidental communications is required for the functioning of basic FAA systems, viz., air traffic control, surveillance, and navigation.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE