Florida Aviation Activity Forecast Methodologies and Tools Development

Aviation activity forecast is a necessary tool in airport planning and financing decisions. It provides inputs for understanding commercial and financial requirements and for decision making in defining future capacity and operational strategies. Accurate forecasts drive appropriate investment policy that will lead to effective investment return and stimulate regional economic development. Nevertheless, the forecast tool currently in use by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was developed years ago, based on basic forecasting methods. This research developed new methodologies for airport activity forecasting and updated the aviation activity forecast function in existing Florida Aviation Database with advanced forecasting methodologies. Specifically, the autoregressive integrated average model (ARIMA) and Monte Carlo simulation were used and corresponding automatic forecasting algorithms were developed after the review of existing methodologies and analysis of their advantages and disadvantages. It is expected that the forecast tool with the new methodologies can provide more insights


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Draft Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: BDV-25-977-36
  • Created Date: Jan 17 2019 1:27PM