TITLE 1
Aeronautics

CHAPTER 1-5
Permanent Noise Monitoring Act – Aircraft Operations Monitoring System

SECTION 1-5-1


§ 1-5-1 Establishment and installation of aircraft operations monitoring system.

(a) The Rhode Island airport corporation is authorized and directed to coordinate with the federal aviation administration to complete a memorandum of agreement between the Rhode Island airport corporation and the federal aviation administration (FAA) to provide for the continuing acquisition of air traffic control radar records related to the operation of civil aircraft at T.F. Green airport.

(b) The Rhode Island airport corporation is authorized and directed to install an aircraft operations monitoring system (AOMS) which shall be capable of providing detailed and summary information related to the operation of aircraft at and in the vicinity of T.F. Green airport. The AOMS shall be capable of plotting and displaying over area mapping the ground-projected flight tracks and related altitudes of aircraft which use the airport. The system shall be capable of displaying flight tracks of individually identified aircraft based on time and location of operation. The system shall have the capability to produce data files in both digital and hard copy format.

(c) The AOMS shall further be capable of producing summary reports which shall, at a minimum:

(1) Relate aircraft location data derived from air traffic control radar with individual activity events, based on time and location within the airport environs;

(2) Produce summary reports which disclose the use of runways by type of operation (landings or takeoffs), time of day, aircraft user group, and any other groupings which may from time to time become desirable at the option of the system user; and

(3) Disclose the activity levels by aircraft types, including, but not limited to, operations by Part 36 stage, operations by jet and propeller-powered aircraft, by air carrier or private operators, all presented by periods of time selected by the system operator.

(d) The AOMS reports shall be capable of expansion to provide additional data relating to flight track or corridor utilization, air traffic fix usage, and other information which may become desirable as a result of noise abatement and land use compatibility planning.

(e) The AOMS shall be procured and in effect by June 30, 1999. Provided, that if the Rhode Island airport corporation is unable to complete a memorandum of agreement with the FAA as provided for in subsection (a) of this section by June 30, 1999, and the inability is not due to inaction by the corporation, then the director of the corporation may request the general assembly to extend the June 30, 1999 date as appropriate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 307, § 1.)