Accession Number:

ADA099632

Title:

An Analysis of the Requirements for and the Costs and Benefits of the National Microwave Landing System (MLS). Volume I,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

357.0

Abstract:

This report consist of three volumes, ie1 An Executive Summary, 2 this Volume I comprising the detailed study analysis, and 3 Volume II which contains reprints of important studies supporting the analysis included in the report. The analysis assesses the comparative desirability of implementing the MLS equipment option in place of the currently installed ILS as the long term National standard for precision guidance service. An evaluation period of 20 years, to the year 2000, was used for this assessment. An implementation strategy was assumed to achieve the estimated National requirement 1250 ground installations by the year 2000 and providing precision guidance service, alternatively, with the ILS or MLS equipment option. The studys method was to examine the technical and performance specifications for the MLS and to estimate the dollar amounts of benefits resulting from the portion of these specifications which could be quantified. The dollar amounts of comparative costs to the community of aviation users and to the FAA from the alternative use of MLS instead of ILS were, likewise, estimated. The study results show that implementation of MLS can provide sizeable benefits in excess of costs, in varying degrees, to the different aviation user groups i.e., air carriers, commuter airlines, general aviation and the military. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE