RUNNWAY CAPACITY OF MAJOR AIRPORTS (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HEATHROW)

This paper reviews the factors which affect hourly runway capacity and concludes that Heathrow's "segregated" mode of operation provides for optimum flow rates. The derivation of annual capacity from hourly rates suggests that currently at Heathrow there exist some 305-310,000 ATM slots per year declining in the 1990's to 280-285,000. Although Heathrow handles fewer movements than the major American international airports its capacity is similar to those operated under the same constraints. Heathrow offers more capacity than the major European airports. (Copyright (c) Civil Aviation Authority 1984.)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aviation Authority, England

    Space House, 43/59 Kingsway
    London WC2B 6TE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Paulson, G A
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAA/PAPER-84016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM