Accession Number:

ADA224951

Title:

Dallas/Fort Worth Simulation. Phase 2. Triple Simultaneous Parallel ILS Approaches (Turbojets)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct-Jan 1990

Corporate Author:

CTA INC MCKEE CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

A dynamic, real-time simulation was conducted to evaluate triple simultaneous independent parallel approach operations for the DallasFort Worth DFW Airport. The simulation was part of an ongoing effort to evaluate plans for increasing air traffic capacity in the DFW area and to evaluate multiple parallel approaches in general. An additional parallel runway 16L, with centerline 5,000 ft east of the existing 17L runway, was simulated in a triple simultaneous parallel operation conducted under Instrument Meteorological Conditions IMC. The results of the study indicated that controllers were able to maintain miss distances, between blundering aircraft and nonblundering aircraft, in the proposed DFW triple simultaneous parallel Instrument Landing System ILS approach operation, that were statistically equivalent to the miss distances maintained in the approved dual approach condition. None of the blunders in the triple or dual approach conditions resulted in a slant range miss distance of less than 1,000 ft. Finally, controllers, controller observers and ATC management observers concluded that the triple simultaneous ILS approach operation at DFW is acceptable, achievable, and safe.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE