Ground Control of Airport Traffic

by Robert S. Nickelsberg,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 2, Pg. 123-126

Document Type: Journal Paper


As a result of complex airport geometry and high traffic volume, the control of aircraft on the ground is becoming increasingly difficult. Poor weather and night add to the problems. Airport surface detection and control equipment is being developed to assist the pilot and the traffic controller. The cost of these systems, however, may cause some to be eliminated.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Air traffic control | Geometrics | Traffic volume | Aircraft and spacecraft | Equipment and machinery

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