The radar that may save lives, if allowed to

July 1994
U.S. News & World Report;7/18/94, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p8
Reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is two years behind schedule on a planned 47-airport radar system that could warn pilots of violent wind shifts. The July 1994, 37-fatality crash of a USAir DC-9 which might have been prevented if Charlotte's jetport had what's known as Terminal Doppler Weather Radar; Need for towers to sit 8 to 12 miles from the airports and in line with runways; Objections raised in various areas over the towers.


Related Articles

  • How useful are airline `safety' records?  // Consumer Reports Travel Letter;Oct96, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p217 

    Questions the usefulness of data provided by the US Federal Aviation Administration on airline safety. Reliability of the data on predicting future crashes; Uselessness of historical statistics related to safety.

  • Airline safety ratings: Not now, maybe never.  // Consumer Reports Travel Letter;Mar97, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p49 

    Focuses on the safety rating of airlines in the United States as discussed at the International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security in the 21st Century held in Washington in January 1997. Call for the publication of individual airline safety ratings; Review of the effectiveness of...

  • Can safety be graded. Beddingfield, Katherine T. // U.S. News & World Report;8/05/96, Vol. 121 Issue 5, p31 

    Considers the feasibility of ranking airlines according to safety. Opinion that the United States Federal Aviation Administration lacks the resources for such a complex task; Why such a ranking might be misleading; The difficulty in having to measure attitudes within corporations.

  • Weather wise. Phillips, Edward H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/31/1998, Vol. 149 Issue 9, p13 

    Reports that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General Aviation Weather Joint Safety Analysis Team (JSAT) is set to begin working toward the goal of producing recommendations and commitments from the light aircraft industry and the agency. The recommendations to be aimed...

  • FAA studies `ticket-on-the-spot'. Proctor, Paul // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/8/1998, Vol. 148 Issue 23, p13 

    States that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is endeavoring to address safety issues by evaluating a program that would allow inspectors to issue `on the spot' administrative actions during the inspections process. Advantages; Testing of a similar program; Similarity to a motor vehicle...

  • FAA Gives Public More Air Safety Data. Michels, Jennifer // Travel Agent;12/04/2000, Vol. 302 Issue 3, p159 

    Reports on several initiatives by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to provide more airline safety information to the public. Expansion of one of its web sites; Creation of two sections on its Web site.

  • Safety seats take wing. J.F. // Parenting;Nov96, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p36 

    Reports on the campaign launched by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to promote the use of child and infant safety seats on all airlines in the United States. Classification of seats for children; Position of FAA concerning the advantages of safety seats for children.

  • Faa Bill Emerges As Vehicle For Airline Safety Rules.  // AirGuide Online.com;3/15/2010, p1 

    The article offers information on the bill of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that would provide new safety measures for regional airlines.

  • Safety in the skies. Bemowski, Karen // Quality Progress;Jan97, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p25 

    Discusses the safety measures adopted by the aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration. Private and public sectors responsible for the safety of the flying populace; Causes of plane crash; Hazardous weather as major cause of aviation accidents; Improvement initiatives. INSET:...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics