Measurement of the National Airspace System

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Federal Aviation Agency, Systems Research and Development Service, ATC Development Division, Traffic and Economic Analysis Branch, 1964 - Aeronautics, Commercial - 60 pages

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Page 23 - Board, in duplicate, as a part of its CAB Form 41 reports, a special report consisting of a complete reconciliation of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement included in the audit report with the balance sheet and profit and loss statements filed with the Board as a part of CAB Form 41, Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Certificated Air Carriers.
Page 5 - Very often one will find the effectiveness of an organization or process has, in fact, never been measured; it has never been measured because measurement was difficult, and no one had had the time or ingenuity or urge or means to devise a method of measurement. Therefore the operations-research worker very often has to begin his task by devising means of measuring things that have never been measured before. The third stage, once you have measured the total effectiveness of the process of organization,...
Page 57 - ... programs, and thus pertains to the degree of goal attainment. To take a simplified example: a raft provides an escape of sorts from a sinking vessel, but a much more effective solution to the salvation problem is a motor launch which will take the passengers to shore. Efficiency, on the other hand, is the ratio of the results actually obtained with the available resources to the maximum results possible with these same resources. It is often possible to establish the theoretical maximum results...
Page 51 - ... revenues that would be obtained from the proposed user charges and the economic impact of the user charges on domestic civil aviation. B. BACKGROUND Since 1926 the Federal Government has provided, maintained and operated a national system of air traffic control and of aids to air navigation, including a flight and weather advisory service and a communications network essential to the operation of the system.
Page 23 - PURPOSE:-To provide the air-transport industry and the public with basic statistics relating to passenger, freight, express, and mail traffic at each of the many airports served by the US airlines. One report issued for calendar year, one for fiscal. Published jointly by the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Federal Aviation Agency. Supersedes Air Commerce Traffic Pattern (FAA 8.9) of the Federal Aviation Agency and Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated...
Page 4 - As I see it, this process of operations research consists roughly of three stages. The first stage, and one which is sometimes missed although it is a very important one, is to discover the purpose of the operations.
Page 5 - I would warn you that this is an important step, because if you are studying the operation of a complex organization, you obviously must define accurately what it is trying to accomplish, and too often operations research fails because of a failure to do this. The second stage, once you have decided accurately what the system or organization is set up to do, is to try to find some measure of its effectiveness.
Page 3 - A Report on Benefit-Cost Analysis and Performance Measurement of the Air Traffic Control System, April 1963 1.
Page 5 - The third stage, once you have measured the total effectiveness of the process of organization, is to start on the task of trying to improve the effectiveness. Here, if you are entirely logical, you will...
Page 5 - Obviously, you cannot start to improve its performance unless you know how well it is doing now. This is the first stage in which one gets introduced to the problems of measurement.

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