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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : rno|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 12|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On may/fri/95 the ARTS failed unexpectedly. This has occurred at least 5 times in the last 30 days, prior to that, failures were rare. Due to increased traffic at reno this is becoming a safety hazard. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter stated the facility had received a new ARTS tape with an automatic drop area. The ARTS patch was removed and the ARTS has functioned normal since then.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATC EQUIP PROB RADAR ARTS FAILURE ONGOING PROB.
Narrative: ON MAY/FRI/95 THE ARTS FAILED UNEXPECTEDLY. THIS HAS OCCURRED AT LEAST 5 TIMES IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, PRIOR TO THAT, FAILURES WERE RARE. DUE TO INCREASED TFC AT RENO THIS IS BECOMING A SAFETY HAZARD. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATED THE FACILITY HAD RECEIVED A NEW ARTS TAPE WITH AN AUTO DROP AREA. THE ARTS PATCH WAS REMOVED AND THE ARTS HAS FUNCTIONED NORMAL SINCE THEN.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.