CURRENT STATUS OF THE MLS PROGRAM

Lester L. Prosser, Sr.

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Microwave Landing System (MLS) is on the verge of implementation in the National Airspace System as a replacement for the Instrument Landing System (ILS). The present plan calls for the establishment of 1,250 systems by the year 2,000. The first ten years of MLS implementation will serve as a transition period in which both ILS and MLS will be extensively used. The MLS implementation strategy is based on the establishment of MLS networks of 4 to 7 facilities. Each network is centered on a major hub airport and the satellites are selected from regional airports that have commuter airline service with the hub. The MLS implementation program will take advantage of the increased reliability of digital electronics systems together with the reduced costs of those systems to provide the capability for all weather service at most MLS-equipped airports.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 30, Number 3
Pages: 205 - 215
Cite this article: Prosser, Lester L., Sr.,, "CURRENT STATUS OF THE MLS PROGRAM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1983, pp. 205-215.
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