with GPS) and higher capacity in airports (more accurate navigation and efficient. The term free flight has been interpreted in different ways. That prospect is unacceptable (UK and International Press). Air Traffic Control Automation, the aforementioned topics would not be complete without mentioning what is being done to improve ATC. Throughout the 1990?s JPL had been working on different ways to analyze the GPS data with minimal time. Despite the delay, the new signal will be broadcasting this summer, though its use will be restricted to visual flight rules until phase one officially begins (Flying, April 1999. Wide Area Augmentation System (waas the Federal Aviation Administration? The program has been plagued for the past several years by cost overruns, the firing of the program? The change has to be more evolutionary than a complete drastic changeover. S prime contractor (JPL and the uncertainties over the system? Although the free flight system will no doubt have a great affect as far as choosing preferred routes and altitudes, the concept of a chaotic, unmanaged airspace system is unrealistic. Maintaining our current accident rate, with double the traffic, would mathematically lead to twice as many accidents as we currently experience every year.
The new systems must integrate with the current systems to provide a smooth transition that will lead to eventual all upgraded and modernized components. S debut will be delayed by 14 months. The latter of the two is available for military use only. There are many improvements on the horizon for ATC. In the transition to the future global air traffic management system, safety must continue to be the first priority, and the separation assurance provided by ATC will remain an essential element of the future system (Heijl, icao Canada 1998).
GPS offers two levels of service, Standard Positioning Service, and the Gladiatorial Tradition Contest in Rome Precise Positioning Service (Flight Training 1998). There has been obvious growing concern with our airspace due to the anticipated expected growth in air traffic in the years to come. The waas and free flight is the new wave of aviation. Some may perceive free flight as complete freedom for a pilot to fly an aircraft anywhere, at any time, and to be able to change altitude, speed and heading without needing to involve anyone else (Air Traffic Technology International, 1998,. This report will concentrate on three specific aspects of automation for ATC. Waas works by enhancing the current GPS signal to be accurate enough for navigation from en route to Category I precision approaches. A good definition would be the safe and efficient operational capability under instrument flight rules (IFR in which the operators have greater flexibility in selecting the flight path and speed of their aircraft in real time (Heijl, icao Canada 1998).