Air Aviation Case Study
Although flight history is full of unfortunate deadly incidents, planes are statistically the safest mean of transport. Saving money and time and safe trips are the main reasons why airplanes are the first choice when it comes to travelling especially for long distances.
With the explosion of client demands and the mass production of aircrafts, managing the air traffic becomes harder and eventually the current managing system will fail against the enormous number of airplanes navigation the sky. Unless the whole system is upgraded, the task will be impossible in the near future.
Some agencies across the world like FAA and EUROCONTROL, have possessed the power to change the aviation reality by developing modules that will give …show more content…
This way air space can hold a big number of aircrafts safely without any risk of collision.
The problem is that the number of airplanes is increasing which leads us to an urgent need to increase the capacity of the airspace.
2. Current system:
FAA proposes a new Air traffic communication module that will solve this problem and enhance the flight experience not only for passengers but for pilots, the environment and the economy.
But in order to comprehend the future change we need to understand the existent system in the first place.
The air traffic control systems aim to help pilots safely take off, land and navigate their aircrafts through the airspace. This is basically a cooperation between air traffic control staff and pilots through radio communications, basing their decisions on the data collected from radars, vocal messages and flights plans that are passed from controller to …show more content…
Also being less dependent on radars will help increase the density of airspaces where radars cannot be implemented like across the oceans and seas. Therefore the restricted “air to ground” communication infrastructure needs to be upgraded to a more accurate and complex system; which is the future Communication Infrastructure.
3. Future communication Infrastructure: The Future Communications Infrastructure (FCI) is the key holder of a new ATM services and applications, which will be beneficial in terms of capacity, efficiency and safety. The FCI will emphasize the use of data communication rather than the traditional voice communication.
In the FCI concept building, EUROCONTROL has worked very closely with FAA and considered the terrestrial as well as the satellite options to support in the future requirements. Regarding to the capabilities of satellite systems which provide adequate coverage over large and/or remote geographic areas, they are considered as a complement to the terrestrial