Exploiting the Capabilities of Flight Management Systems in Solving the Airport Arrival Problem,
SMITHS INDUSTRIES AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SYSTEMS CO CHELTENHAM (ENGLAND)
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Increasingly Flight Management Computers are becoming standard fit on present day passenger aircraft 737-300, 757, 767, A310, A300-600. Avionic update programmes which incorporate Flight Management Computers, are in hand for 747 and MD 80 and new aircraft programmes A320, MD 11, 7J7, a330 AND A340 are or are likely to include Flight Management Computing as standard fit. As these aircraft come to dominate the traffic entering and leaving major airports there is potentially a new level of information and of control available to the air traffic controllers whose task it is to schedule the aircraft flow into and out of the terminal area. This information flow and the consequent control actions should enable the traffic to be handled in a manner to minimise delay, thus enhancing the available traffic handling capacity of an airport.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Commercial and General Aviation