Traffic Collision and Avoidance System – Introduction:
The Traffic collision avoidance system TCAS is known as the traffic alert or the system that provide the benefits of the collision avoidance system. The aircraft collision avoidance system or TCAS is designed in a way so that there could be the reduction in the incidence that could take place in the mid-air collisions. However, the aircraft it guided in the air so that there could be the focus on the conditions that could be in the air, there is the focus on the airspace and around an aircraft. Moreover, there is the corresponding active transponder that the help to protect the airborne collision avoidance system.
There are different TCAS systems as TCAS I is installed so that the guidance could be given to the aircraft that have the 10-30 passengers and the TCAS II is designed so that there could be guidance for the aircraft with more than the 30 passengers. The secondary surveillance radar is focused so that there could be the awareness regarding the mechanical Vertical Speed Indicator (Shawcross & Day, 2011).
Aircraft responds to a Resolution advisory (RA)
RA support the potential conflicting aircraft as there is the indication, which is given to the flight crew about the safety, there is the recommending potential so that the threats could be avoided and there could recommend maneuver. Consequently, the flights are supported to increase or maintain the existing vertical separation and optimize the protection of the various flights that are there in the air, the focus on there for minimizing the incident by guiding or giving indications.
- Shawcross, P., & Day, J. (2011). Flightpath Teacher’s Book: Aviation English for Pilots and ATCOs. Cambridge University Press.