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FAA Airspace Modernization


Nine official documents that describe in detail every new system for the coming air traffic system. The ultimate reference for anyone who flies, designs or manufactures in the global aviation environment through the year 2015.

Over 1,000 pages are quickly searched by any word or topic. A complete library of definitions, planning, graphics, technology description and implementation---all easily accessible.

Major Topics Include:

Transition Plan: How today's systems will be maintained as new technology phases in over the next 12 years.

Navigation and Landing: The changeover from ground-station navigation to satellite-based (GPS), augmented by Wide and Local Area Augmentation (WAAS and LAAS). The new basis for direct routing and precision approaches to most runways. How existing navigation systems will be retained as back-up.

Surveillance: How today's air traffic radar (primary and secondary) will evolve into digital radar, automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) and the basis for Free Flight. Primary radar (skin return) will disappear from en route operations.

New approach control surveillance will improve weather detection. Specialized radar will be dedicated to airport surface detection.

Secondary surveillance radar will interrogate transponders selectively.

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) will provide airplane-to-airplane surveillance.


Communications: The FAA will transition from analog voice to digital communications in NEXCOM. Datalink will reduce voice congestion. Ground-to-ground and administrative communications will integrate into a digital telecommunications system.

Avionics: Aircraft will change over to satellite technology for navigation, landing and reporting position information (to the ground and other aircraft. Multifunction traffic cockpit displays will show nearby aircraft, weather, maps and data.

Traffic Management: ATM (Air Traffic Management) will replace ATC (Air traffic Control) to reduce congestion and delay. A system-wide network will consolidate numerous systems and enable users to share services.

En route computers will receive new hardware, operating systems and controller positions.

Oceanic aircraft tracking, now done manually, will be accomplished by satellite data link

Many other changes are described---for improving terminal operations, better tools for tower and airport surface operations and widespread remote monitoring for reducing delays.

Hundreds of images, charts, tables, presentations and documents for operating in the new global airspace.

FAA Airspace Modernization

  • Pages: 1100
  • Cat. No.: NAS-CD
  • Price: $95.00
  • Sale: $79.00