Week 1- Entropy and FAA
Entropy relates to the disorder or order of a system, and it is mostly referred to as the time’s arrow as it only moves in one direction. The concept can be defined as the degree of random activities within a system. Typically, a system’s entropy vastly depends on an individual’s observations at any given moment. According to Fjordholm et al., an increase in the entropy of a system is as a result of an increase in its disorder (2017). The set uncertainty of aircraft routes under free and mature flights usually are quantified based on the concept. Entropy, therefore, determines the stability of an aircraft. When its value is equal to zero, the probability of an aircraft moving in a straight direction is 1, and the other routes are 0. If there is maximum entropy, the likelihood of every degree of a change in the direction is equal to zero. Therefore, entropy is the primary determinant of an aircraft’s stability or disorder.
The Federal Aviation Act (FAA) was established in 1958, and its responsibilities include the regulation of civil aviation and the promotion of safety. Morrison et al. states that the act plays an important role in launching civil aeronautics by employing advanced technological tools in the field of aviation (2017). Moreover, it regulates the development and execution of control systems of aircrafts for military and public use; it also navigates air traffic. Furthermore, FAA is required for conducting research on civil aeronautics and the National Airspace System (Scott et al., 2017). According to the act, the aviation department also designs and conducts programs on the aircraft noises in order to control their impacts on the environment. Besides, the FAA also regulates the business space and transportation services in the United States.
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Morrison, William, and David W. Gillen. (2017). “Airport pricing, financing, and policy: Report to National Transportation Act review committee.” The economic regulation of airports. Routledge.
Scott, Benjamyn I., and Andrea Trimarchi. (2017). “The digital aviation industry: A balancing act between cyber security and European consumer protection.” Air and Space Law vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 443-462.