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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : lny|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zhn|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Loss of safety data on the following: air carrier X 8 mi east lny VORTAC at XA44Z. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter stated the facility operates with a mosaic of multiple radar and beacon system. He clarified the safety data as being the aircraft data block and indicated that the coasting/drop off problem is not limited to a particular area. He indicated that in most cases of data block loss, the primary target was still displayed. The exceptions being small propeller aircraft. Reporter was not aware of any radar flight checks specifically for the purpose of determining beacon coverage for the coasting problem or any beacon channel changes made for the coasting problem. Reporter implied that the facility management was aware of the problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CTLR RPTED LOSS OF SAFETY DATA ON 5 ACFT.
Narrative: LOSS OF SAFETY DATA ON THE FOLLOWING: ACR X 8 MI E LNY VORTAC AT XA44Z. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATED THE FACILITY OPERATES WITH A MOSAIC OF MULTIPLE RADAR AND BEACON SYS. HE CLARIFIED THE SAFETY DATA AS BEING THE ACFT DATA BLOCK AND INDICATED THAT THE COASTING/DROP OFF PROB IS NOT LIMITED TO A PARTICULAR AREA. HE INDICATED THAT IN MOST CASES OF DATA BLOCK LOSS, THE PRIMARY TARGET WAS STILL DISPLAYED. THE EXCEPTIONS BEING SMALL PROP ACFT. RPTR WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY RADAR FLT CHKS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING BEACON COVERAGE FOR THE COASTING PROB OR ANY BEACON CHANNEL CHANGES MADE FOR THE COASTING PROB. RPTR IMPLIED THAT THE FACILITY MGMNT WAS AWARE OF THE PROB.
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.