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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ord|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zau|
tracon : ord
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Route In Use||arrival other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 12000
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I am using this format to address a continuing unsafe situation that continues to occur in the ord vicinity. The situation is the ord VOR 113.9 being off the air for protracted (many weeks) periods. This situation is causing increased radio traffic as controllers scramble to vector aircraft due the lack of intxns and fixes which are predicated off ord VOR. This is also increasing the amount of heads down time in the cockpit to search for unfamiliar radials and fixes to make up for unusable published fixes. Obviously the corrective actin is to get the ord VOR operating again and expedite repairs on VOR's of primary importance in the arwy system.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT COMPLAINT ABOUT EXTENDED OUTAGE OF ORD VOR.
Narrative: I AM USING THIS FORMAT TO ADDRESS A CONTINUING UNSAFE SITUATION THAT CONTINUES TO OCCUR IN THE ORD VICINITY. THE SITUATION IS THE ORD VOR 113.9 BEING OFF THE AIR FOR PROTRACTED (MANY WKS) PERIODS. THIS SITUATION IS CAUSING INCREASED RADIO TFC AS CTLRS SCRAMBLE TO VECTOR ACFT DUE THE LACK OF INTXNS AND FIXES WHICH ARE PREDICATED OFF ORD VOR. THIS IS ALSO INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF HEADS DOWN TIME IN THE COCKPIT TO SEARCH FOR UNFAMILIAR RADIALS AND FIXES TO MAKE UP FOR UNUSABLE PUBLISHED FIXES. OBVIOUSLY THE CORRECTIVE ACTIN IS TO GET THE ORD VOR OPERATING AGAIN AND EXPEDITE REPAIRS ON VOR'S OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE IN THE ARWY SYS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.