Meeting Air Training Command's Future Airspace Needs.
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST
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The question here is how best to structure ATCs airspace requirements in the period between 1985 to 1990. The first chapter reviews the history of the NAS in terms of an overview of the history of aviation in this country, Federal Aviation Administration FAA development, and ATCs interface within that development. In Chapter II, the planned NAS improvements are examined to help establish what the environment will be like during the latter part of the 1980s. Forecasts of civil aviation growth are examined to help determine the amount of competition for airspace and what portions civil users will probably want to use. The next chapter evaluates the future requirements of DOD users besides ATC within the NAS. This, combined with the results of Chapter II, will show what parts of the airspace pie will be most available and what parts will be harder to get. In the course of compiling these future Air Force airspace requirements, planned force structure will be reviewed. Future force structure requirements, combined with planned personnel retention rates, will then determine what ATC training and force requirements will be. Chapter IV establishes the specific airspace requirements of ATC generated by the new SUPT system and aircraft to be used. The unique airspace requirements, combined with the system basing concept and total training requirements, are used to establish the future airspace needs of ATC. Then the impacts of future changes are used to indicate potential problems. The chapter suggests future alternatives and discusses the effects of these alternatives. Chapter V is a summary.
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