Airport Delays on the Rise
Have you ever had travel problems because your airplane was late? It is a common problem and it is getting worse. Airport delays make people angry and cost the country billions in lost work time.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency that oversees air travel. They studied the problem of airline delays.
They found eleven major problems and proposed eleven ways to fix them. Some of the problems are caused because different regions of the country do things differently. The regions donËt talk to each other enough. Some of them need new computers.
Also, more planes are flying. A strong economy has more people using airplanes to get around. Airplanes are a form of mass transportation now, like trains and buses were in the past. More planes in the airport cause delays.
The airport in San Francisco is a good example. It is growing fast. Many people go through San Francisco to get to other places around the world.
Ron Wilson of the San Francisco International Airport says, \"If you\'ve got 18 flights that all want to take off at 8:00 a.m. and you\'re on the 18th plane in line, you\'re going to be 40 minutes late.\"
Weather is another main reason for delays. Weather causes about 70% of delays. Fog or freezing rain can cause delays.
The first thing the FAA wants to do is take control away from the regions during heavy traffic times and bad weather. A national center would make decisions on things that effect the whole country. The FAA also wants to put more distance between planes in the sky when the weather is bad. This rule could cause even more delays.
The FAA knows that their solutions will not cure the problems with airport delays. But, they hope to make things better. There are just too many planes, too few traffic controllers, and not enough new technology.
- ArtLv 61 0 年前最佳解答
機場延誤的情況惡化( on the rise 增加 )
他們發現11個主要原因並且提出解決方案. 有些原因是起因於不同地區的處理事情的方法. 有些是溝通不良. 有些是需要更新電腦系統.
此外, 有更多的飛機在天上飛. 經濟力強讓更多人搭飛機四處旅行. 飛機就像以前的火車跟公車一樣已經成為大眾交通工具的一種了. 越來越多的飛機造成機場延
舊金山機場是一個很典型的範例. 業務成長快速. 很多人經由舊金山機場轉機到其他國家.
天候也是造成延誤的主要原因之一. 有百分之七時的延誤是因為天候因素. 霧跟冰雨也會造成延誤.
整個國家的決定. FAA也希望在不良天候的時候控制班機降落的時間. 這規則造成更多的延誤.
FAA知道他們的方案不能解決機場延誤的問題. 但是他們希望能夠改善情況. 問題在於太多飛機, 太少控制人員, 以及沒有足夠的新科技.