Common Performance Metrics for Airport Infrastructure and Operational Planning

This report is a reference guide to common performance metrics for airport infrastructure and operational planning. The guidance includes information on how to interpret these performance metrics that can be used for analysis among airports, airlines, and air traffic control. Information is provided on practical application and demonstration of the relationship between common metrics. This reference guide will be useful for airport operators and planners at a variety of airports/airport systems for improved efficiency and decision making. The Microsoft Excel-based Smart Guide, an interactive, easy-to-use reference guide, is available on the TRB website ( Specific considerations included relevant aspects of NextGen; overall system issues and their impact on airport operations; benchmarking across airports; safety issues in surface movement; airport geometry and its impact on complexity of operations; gate management and ramp tower operations; and federal regulation reporting requirements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 183p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309479929
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 03-41
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2018 2:22PM