Accession Number:

ADA199550

Title:

Terminal Control Area Design and Air Traffic Loadings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC ADVANCED SYSTEM DESIGN SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The response probability density function pdf technique adapted here uses the pdfs of the variables governing both the air traffic loadings of stress and the terminal airspace design configurations sensitivity or strengths. This technique is proposed as a method which may be used to predict the relative level of safety and collision risk for TCA design configurations and air traffic loadings. For the first time, a strong relationship was found between near midair collision reports and midair collisions for annual operations within the fifty states. Operations, airports and airspace area were found to relate to these criteria of safety and provide useful interactive predictor equations. Keywords System design criteria, Near midair collision reports, Midair collisions, Operations, Airports, Airspace area, System response model aviation safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE