DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE IN TERMINAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

How does one forecast the overloading of airspace and airport facilities? This paper describes the application of techniques and methodologies useful for such forecasts. These techniques can be used to: 1. Provide a quantitative evaluation of any change in traffic handling capability, resulting from modifications to the air route structure in the terminal area. The change would be indicated by a reduction or increase in the complexity of air traffic control. This may be useful in sectorization design. 2. Provide a detailed understanding of arrival and departure paths into all IFR airports in the region, and reveal interairport conflicts and the number of hours per year such conflicts will exist. 3. Determine the capacities, and the operating rates and delays, occurring at each airport in the airspace, due to overloading. 4. Indicate the benefit of a rules change, such as in lateral spacing. 5. Form a basis for flow control application. 6. Pinpoint the bottleneck points in the terminal area ATC system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • WARSKOW, M A
    • Hooton, E N
    • Burns, H C
  • Publication Date: 1968-10-21

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  • Accession Number: 00074077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 68-1101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM