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Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Offshore System Technologies Engineering Needs AssessmentThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is conducting a research and development program to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS). The mission of NASA's Advanced Air Transportation Technologies (AATT) project is to develop advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts and decision support tools for eventual deployment and implementation by the FAA and the private sector. One major objective of the NASA AATT project is to understand and promote the needs of all user classes. The Gulf of Mexico (GoMex) airspace has unique needs. A large number of helicopters operate in this area with only limited surveillance and sometimes-severe environmental conditions. Thunderstorms are the most frequent weather hazard during the spring, summer, and fall. In winter, reduced hours of daylight, low ceilings, strong winds, and icing conditions may restrict operations. Hurricanes impose the most severe weather hazard. The hurricane season, from June through October, normally requires at least one mass evacuation of all offshore platforms.
Document ID
20010070068
Document Type
Other
Authors
Koenke, Edmund J.
Carpenter, Elisabeth J.
Williams, Larry
Caiafa, Caesar
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1999
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
AD-A389922
DOT-VNTSC-NASA-99-1
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DTRS57-93-D-00070
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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