||Actions Needed to Improve Runway Safety. Statement of the Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General, US Department of Transportation.
||Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Airport surface detection equipment ;
US DOT ;
Congressional reports ;
US FAA ;
Ground surveillance ;
Airfield surface movements ;
Air traffic controllers ;
Human factors engineering ;
Runway safety ;
ASDE-X(Airport surface detection equipment model x) ;
Airport surface detection equipment model x
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
New technology is considered by many to be a key factor in the mix of solutions for improving runway safety. However, our work on three major FAA acquisitions for improving runway safety has shown that there are significant concerns as to what can be effectively deployed within the next several years. For example, a key technology for preventing runway accidents the Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model-X (ASDE-X)may not meet its cost and schedule goals to commission all 35 systems for $549.8 million by 2011. ASDE-X is a ground surveillance system intended to alert controllers to potential ground collisions.