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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lga.airport|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 17|
controller time certified in position1 : 7
controller time certified in position2 : 6
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|ATC Facility||radar equipment : lga.tower|
Amass (airport movement area safety system) was set in limited mode due to approaching thunderstorms rendering the equipment ineffective and creating an unsafe environment. Corrective action: a) increase ground delay programs to lga in order to provide increased spacing on final and keep amass in operational mode. B) install asde-X system which can be reliably used during adverse WX.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LGA CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING AMASS LIMITATIONS AND DECISION TO OPERATE AMASS IN LIMITED MODE.
Narrative: AMASS (ARPT MOVEMENT AREA SAFETY SYS) WAS SET IN LIMITED MODE DUE TO APCHING TSTMS RENDERING THE EQUIP INEFFECTIVE AND CREATING AN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT. CORRECTIVE ACTION: A) INCREASE GND DELAY PROGRAMS TO LGA IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INCREASED SPACING ON FINAL AND KEEP AMASS IN OPERATIONAL MODE. B) INSTALL ASDE-X SYS WHICH CAN BE RELIABLY USED DURING ADVERSE WX.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.