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Takeoff Obstacle Clearance Procedures: The Feasibility of Extended Second Segment Climb

Abstract To ensure safety is not precluded in the event of an engine failure, the FAA has

established climb gradient minimums enforced through Federal Regulations.

Furthermore, to ensure aircraft do not accidentally impact an obstacle on takeoff due to

insufficient climb performance, standard instrument departure procedures have their own

set of climb gradient minimums which are typically more than those set by Federal

Regulation. This inconsistency between climb gradient expectations creates an obstacle

clearance problem: while the aircraft has enough climb gradient in the engine inoperative

condition so that basic flight safety is not precluded, this climb gradient is often not

strong enough to overfly real obstacles; this implie... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Beard, John Eng Hui (Author) / Takahashi, Timothy T (Advisor) / White, Daniel (Committee member) / Niemczyk, Mary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Public policy / Transportation / aviation safety / avoidance / clearance / federal / obstacle / regulation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 119 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Aerospace Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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