Accession Number:

ADA052772

Title:

Las Vegas Graphic Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

A graphic study was conducted by the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center NAFEC to develop and evaluate a number of new procedural plans for the control of air traffic operating within the Las Vegas terminal area. A plan was also developed for a head-on type departurearrival operation for Nellis Air Force Base AFB. A controller opinion questionnaire was developed around factors that comprise elements of air traffic control that take into consideration the users, controllers, and the area. Each plan was evaluated by a panel of 14 air traffic control specialists. The new plans for the terminal area, along with the present operating procedures, were evaluated for each of four directions of operation or runway configurations and then statistically compared with each other. The head-on plan for Nellis AFB was likewise evaluated, and results from the questionnaires statistically compared with present operating procedures at Nellis AFB. The results of the evaluation indicate that, overall, plans 1 and 2 were significantly preferred over the present system and plan 2 was also significantly preferred over plan 1. The present system at Nellis AFB was significantly preferred over plan 3 Head-On Procedures. Basic reasons for the raters choice of the Nellis present system over the head-on procedure were safety, complexity of operation, controller workload, and adverse effects to missions at Nellis due to delays. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE