Accession Number:

ADA273738

Title:

Establishment Criteria for LORAN-C Approach Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY AND PLANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This report presents criteria for the establishment and discontinuance of LORAN-C nonprecision approaches. In compliance with P.L. 100- 223, which requires that establishment criteria for airport traffic control towers and other navigational aids be promulgated via rulemaking, these criteria have been issued as Federal regulations and published at 14 CFR Part 170, Subpart C--LORAN-C. They were effective September 10, 1993. The criteria for LORAN-C approaches require that, to be eligible for establishment, a candidate runway must meet all FAA standards for nonprecision approaches and must have life-cycle benefits that exceed life-cycle costs. Benefits of LORAN-C approaches are in the form of improved efficiency associated with lower approach minima. Lower minima permit runways to remain open at times when weather conditions would otherwise have closed an airport, thereby reducing flight disruptions. Site-specific activity forecasts are used with explicit dollar values assigned to passenger time and aircraft operating costs to provide a basis for comparing benefits to costs. Application of these criteria enable the Federal Aviation Administration to prioritize investments among alternative airports in a way that will maximize the benefits produced for the resources used.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE