Air Explosion In The Salt Lake City

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In 1956, there was a mid-air collision in Grand Canyon. A Douglas DC-7 (United Airlines) collide with a Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation (Trans World Airlines) resulting in killing every single person in those two airplanes, which were 128 people total. When the Civil Aeronautics Board investigated this tragedy, they found out that ground controller in the Salt Lake City knew about that those two airplanes were on a crash course. However, since those two airplanes were in the uncontrolled area, the Salt Lake City ground controller wasn’t obligated to tell either of those pilots. The authority concluded the incident by blaming on those pilots since those two airplanes were under Visual Flight Rules, it was their responsibilities to avoid …show more content…
In 1967, the Department of Transportation was created to help the Federal Aviation Agency with the overwhelming workload. Later that year, the Federal Aviation Agency changed its name to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Federal Aviation Administration created the air traffic control system because aviation kept growing at a significant rate. When the air traffic control system first started everything was manual, and did not have enough equipment or technology to handle all the airplanes in the sky. So the air traffic control started to compartmentalize the sky with different air spaces, which were Controlled, Mixed, and Uncontrolled. These were classified by how busy specific air spaces were. Either you are flying under Instrument Flight Rule or Visual Flight Rule, in order to fly in Controlled Air Space; you had to be equipment with two-way radio, transponders, and navigation system. In Mixed and Uncontrolled Air Spaces, you were not required to have any of that equipment if you are flying under a …show more content…
Airliners won’t have any problem switching to NextGEN because eventually airliners will make more money by switching. After switching to NextGEN, airplanes will use less gas and airliners will be able to operate more airplanes with minimal downtime. However, the problem is on general aviation people who fly a small airplane. ADS-B-Out equipment cost about 6000 dollars, and many of small airplane owners won’t spend 6000 dollars of equipment that will not benefit them much. Most of small airplane owners use their airplanes to travel short distances under Visual Flight Rules, which mean they don’t need those technologies. However, since most of those airplanes are capable of fly under Instrument Flight Rules, FAA will mandate them to equip ADS-B-Out. According to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a largest, most influential general aviation association in the world, “For nearly 20 years AOPA has supported the transition from ground-based infrastructure to satellite based systems. AOPA generally supports the ADS-B concept and recognizes the importance of near-universal participation. Aircraft operators who can identify clear benefits to their operations and can afford to do so are encouraged to equip ahead of the ADS-B Out mandate.” On behalf of the airplanes owners who can’t afford ADS-B-Out, AOPA is currently negotiating with FAA to reduce

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