Many of the applications being investigated and developed, as part of the evolution of the CDTI in A-SMGCS context and the evolving use of airborne equipment and their derived data within the ground system, could have the potential for providing benefits in terms of safety, capacity and efficiency during LVO. However, that development will need to address the many human factors and technical concerns that have been identified. IFATCA has identified several issues.
IFATCA Policy is:
IFATCA supports development and implementation of CDTI in A-SMGCS applications to enhance safety and improve the efficiency of airport ground operations, provided that there is no adverse impact on controller or pilot workload.
Where any CDTI assurance function will be implemented, a clear and unambiguous statement of the responsibilities between pilots and controllers is required.
International standards should be established for certification and approval of complementary CDTI systems.
IFATCA considers the following to be the minimum attributes of CDTI used in A-SMGCS:
|See: WP 86 – Geneva 2001
See also: WP 87 – Santiago 1999
Last Update: July 17, 2020