Takeoffs and landings account for 66 percent of fatal air accidents, but current air traffic control systems are designed mainly to monitor aircraft that are mid- flight . The Aerial, Landing, and Takeoff Aircraft Crash Avoidance System (ALTACAS) was created to minimize that percentage. Through the use of lasers and microprocessors, ALTACAS monitors runways and flights paths during takeoff and landing. I believe this new invention has the capability to save money for aircraft part suppliers and increase credibility and business for airlines around the world.
Latest data from www.planecrashinfo.com shows 20 percent of fatal accidents occurred during takeoffs and initial climb, while 46 percent occurring during initial approach, final approach, and landing. The majority caused by human errors . ALTACAS will reduce accidents caused by human errors. Fewer accidents caused by human errors can potentially save the jobs of pilots, and crewmembers on the runway.
Anyone flying alone or flying with their family, their main concern is safety. ALTACAS holds the potential to greatly increase the credibility for any airline that invests in this product. Any traveler looking to fly around the world would feel safe and secure knowing that their plane holds a new technology that ensures a safer flight. ALTACAS can also increase business and profit for airlines. If one airline invests in this product and their credibility increases, many more travelers will select that airline over their competition. More customers means more business, and more business means more profit for the airline.
ALTACAS does not affect the liability of manufacturers due to the fact that a majority of the accidents are caused by human error. But this new invention can possibly help those manufacturers save some money. I understand that manufacturers are consistently producing parts, but plane crashes and the demolishment of parts results in an increase of production from manufacturers, which can be more costly.
Threats that come with the use technology must be taken into consideration by airlines when thinking about investing. Technology does make many factors much more easier, but technology can also fail. As an example, if ALTACAS shuts down while a plane is landing, the pilot must land the plane without help and increases the risk of accidents. Technology also has a very tough time with handling exceptions.
ALTACAS has the capability to become very successful. This new invention creates higher levels of credibility for airlines and can lead to greater sales. Travelers will maintain a better sense of security and protection while flying, which has the potential to lead to a higher percentage of humans traveling. If this new technology is deemed successful, future methods of transportation may also adopt to enhance safety. The new technology used in ALTACAS can be transferred to enhance safety in other public transportations such as preventing collisions between trains and collisions between water transportation vehicles .