TTI WASP technology can now provide airports “Dual Use Surveillance Systems” that creates a platform for sharing critical security information amongst the following partners: Airport Management, Airport Security, Law Enforcement personnel, State Aviation DOT managers, the FAA and TSA.
What can these parties gain from a Dual Use System?
- Shared database of all takeoffs and landings by registration (N) number.
- Reports stolen and unregistered aircraft to TSA/FAA
- Notifies law enforcement of suspicious aircraft flight activity.
- Documents runway incursions and surface conditions
- Notification of aircraft on non-active and non-assigned runways.
- Closes-out flight plan on arrival and sends notification of any flight deviation
- Helps maintain contract tower and reliever airport status and funding
- Provides date source for airports with fee based landing systems
- Documentation can provide justification for state or federal Grant requests
- Distinguishes between home-based and transient aircraft.
How to Get the Benefits Working For You
By installing a Tail Number Identification System (ANTIS) of wireless digital cameras along the taxiway and runway connectors, the airport is able to establish real-time visual documentation of all incoming and outgoing traffic.
Also, general aviation airports, that may not have the sophisticated means or the around the clock staff to track every aircraft movement, can log and track 100 percent of all aircraft arriving and leaving the airport. Establishing an accurate log of the number of aircraft arrivals each day is essential in applying for federal and state funding, levying airport fees and enforcing noise abatement, and now in many cases for security reasons.
The WASP system is especially useful to county and municipal airports lacking control tower or instrument approach equipment. Equally, general aviation airports must continually work with local officials to maintain harmony with communities at large.
Creating A Noise Abatement Program with WASP
Noise, according to industry sources like the EPA and FAA, is the number one reason that the communities surrounding general aviation airports seek to either close an airport outright or restrict its hours of operation.
General aviation airports are a fundamental part of America’s transportation network and restricting or closing them would limit the ability of many communities to attract new business and maintain growing economies.
Many general aviation airports are situated near noise-sensitive locations such as historic districts, retirement communities or sensitive eco-systems. Adherence to noise abatement restrictions is a serious concern for these airports but it is often difficult for them to pinpoint noise offenders, especially those airports without 24-hour service.
So how can both the airport and its surrounding community get along and prosper?
- One of the many features of the TTI WASP system is its ability to act as a noise-sensitive airport’s watch-dog. If a noise complaint is received by the airport, the WASP system will have recorded all take-offs and landings during the time in question and to determine which aircraft was the offender.
- The database can be queried. Alternatively, the WASP database can be linked to an exiting noise tracking system and provide an image and N number for each noise track. Details like the aircraft tail number, the time of the aircraft movement and the aircraft status as a base or transient customer are instantly available to the proper authorities so the offense can be immediately acted upon.
Linking State Airports Under One System
Imagine, once a plane has been put on alert it can be tracked throughout a states system. The end result is that there is virtually no place to land without detection.
By selecting features of a known proven system and joining a network of linked airports, all operators can build a tailored surveillance system to meet their needs and benefits from the pooling of resources, sharing of cost, operational efficiencies and exchange of information among airports and law enforcement.