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Federal Aviation Administration National Airspace System Capital Investment Plan Fiscal Years 2002-2006: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

By National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Excerpt: NAS Modernization. The Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Strategic Plan sets the following long-term mission goals for aerospace: SAFETY: By 2007, reduce U.S. aviation fatal accident rates by 80 percent from 1996 levels. SECURITY: Prevent security incidents in the aviation system SYSTEM EFFICIENCY: Provide an aerospace transportation system that meets the needs of users and is efficient in the application of FAA and aerospace resources...

Table of Contents
Contents Contents.....................................................................................................................................................................i NAS Modernization..................................................................................................................................................1 Overview ..............................................................................................................................................................1 Economic Vitality Linked to Aviation...................................................................................................................1 NAS Architecture .................................................................................................................................................2 Capital Investment Plan Highlights .......................................................................................................................2 Objectives of the FAA 5-Year Plan (FY 2002 - FY 2006)........................................................................................3 Ensure Availability of Existing Services while Modernizing the NAS to Accommodate Aviation Growth.........3 Linking CIP Performance to Agency Goals ..............................................................................................................4 Modernization By 2005 ........................................................................................................................................5 Challenges Facing the FAA......................................................................................................................................9 Safety....................................................................................................................................................................9 Security.................................................................................................................................................................9 System Efficiency...............................................................................................................................................10 The Modernization Challenge ................................................................................................................................11 Aviation Industry Growth Exceeding NAS Capacity ..........................................................................................11 AIR-21 Increases ....................................................................................................................................................13 Safety Initiatives and Safer Skies ............................................................................................................................14 Communications.....................................................................................................................................................15 Improving Quality and Reliability through Integrated Digital Communications ................................................15 En Route and Terminal Communication Improvements .....................................................................................16 Navigation/Landing................................................................................................................................................16 Navigation Limited by Fixed Ground Locations .................................................................................................16 Increase the Accuracy and Availability of Position Information to the Pilots.....................................................17 Safe Flight 21 and Capstone Deliver New Cockpit Technology .........................................................................19 Continue to Improve Airborne and Ground Safety and Efficiency - Provide Common Situational Awareness .20 Continue to Improve Safety on the Ground - Reduce Runway Incursions..........................................................20 Domain Capacity and Demand...............................................................................................................................22 En Route/Oceanic ...................................................................................................................................................22 Old Technology Will Not Support Future Traffic Demands ...............................................................................22 En route Automation - Sustaining Infrastructure While Developing Future Software Architecture ...................23 Service Issues Exist in Oceanic Airspace ............................................................................................................24 Need to Move More Aircraft through Selected Airspace ....................................................................................24 Increase the Accuracy and Availability of Position Information.........................................................................26 Airlines and FAA Working Jointly to Resolve Congestion throughout the NAS................................................26 FAA Shares Arrival information with Airlines to Expedite Gate Turn-around Time .........................................27 Arrival/Departure....................................................................................................................................................28 Service Approach for Terminal Improvements ...................................................................................................28 Gaining Efficiencies from Existing Runways......................................................................................................28 Old Technology Will Not Support Future Traffic Demand.................................................................................29 Accommodating Increased Demand for Flights with Better Ways to Use Existing Runways ............................29 Increase the Accuracy and Availability of Position Information.........................................................................29 Security...................................................................................................................................................................30 NAS Sustainment and Enhancements.....................................................................................................................31 Ensuring Existing Services Remain Available while Accommodating Aviation Growth ...................................31 Provide Flight Planning Support to the General Aviation Community ...............................................................32

 

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