Accession Number:

ADA109843

Title:

In-Service Testing of the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) at Newark International Airport, New Jersey

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 8 Dec 1980-8 Apr 1981

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This report covers that portion of the Precision Approach Path Indicator PAPI tests involving 4 months of in-service testing at Newark International Airport, New Jersey. Basically, the PAPI was compared against the standard redwhite Visual Approach Slope Indicator VASI system at a large airport and on a runway with an Instrument Landing System ILS. The PAPI system was installed in a manner to take care of aircraft of all sizes that is, different wheel-to-eye distances. The information was obtained from pilots of large commercial aircraft. Questionnaires from general aviation aircraft pilots were not used for this particular report. Results showed that under these conditions about 60 percent of the pilots a total of 117 questionnaires preferred the PAPI over the VASI system.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE