The Future Air Navigation System (FANS): Communications, Navigation, Surveillance – Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Future Air Navigation System (FANS)

Communications, Navigation, Surveillance – Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), 1st Edition

By Vincent P. Galotti


362 pages

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First published in 1997, this volume responds to the increase in air traffic, as there has been a great deal of work by the nations of the world, under the auspices of ICAO, toward developing the concept for a future air navigation infrastructure to serve worldwide civil aviation efficiency. Even though the concept is well described and implementation is beginning, only technical manuals are available to advance the systems concept. This book describes the global vision for the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and is the first text of its kind dedicated solely to Communications Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management and the CNS/ATM systems concept. In addition to the technical issues associated with CNS/ATM, the book also examines institutional, economic, labour and Human Factors issues. It is designed as a text usable in the classroom environment in universities and aviation technical schools.


’I fully believe that this work will help to bring this crucial information, which describes the profound changes along with the expected benefits, to a wide cross section of the civil aviation community.’ from the foreword by Philippe Rochat, Secretary General, ICAO ’Vince Galotti has given us a comprehensive, easy to understand, road-map that helps bridge the gap in our ability to visualize the impact of moving from the 60 year old terrain-based ATC system to the CNS/ATM environment of the 21st century…It is clear and concise.’ from the foreword by Marvin L. Smith Ed. D., Director, ATC Program, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ’The main strength of the book lies in its ability to make itself understood by the non-scientist professional…written in a fluid, highly readable style, where tinges of the author’s erudition frequently emerge without making it overtly pretentious…excellent book….a sound study on FANS.’ Dr Ruwantissa I.R. Abeyratne, Air Transport Officer, ICAO (The Aviation Quarterly) ’…most useful as a source book on CNS/ATM policies, architecture and acronyms. It is a welcome handbook for all those concerned about the future of air navigation.’ Air Safety Week ’…well written and well structured…It provides an enlightening overview of the ICAO CNS/ATM system as well as of ICAO’s institutional mechanisms that make the global implementation of FANS possible. Any Air Traffic Controller who is interested in the future of his/her profession should read this book in order to acquire adequate background knowledge for the years to come.’ The Controller ’A book that should be on the shelves of the libraries in all civil aviation authorities and aeronautical colleges.’ Aerospace International ’…provides the reader with both a historical perceptive and an easy-to-read CNS/ATM system concept…provides an excellent foundation for all of us to achieve the level of confidence necessary to become active CNS

Table of Contents

Part A. Historical Perspective. 1. Introduction to the Future Air Navigation System (FANS). 2. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Part B. Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM). 3. Communications. 4. Navigation. 5. Surveillance. 6. Air Traffic Management. 7. Transition and Implementation. Part C. The Human Element. 8. Human Factors in CNS/ATM Systems. 9. A View of the Future System from the Air. Philippe Domogala. 10. A View of the Future System from the Ground. Philippe Domogala. Part D. References. 11. References. Part E. List of Abbreviations. 12. List of Abbreviations.

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