ANALYSIS OF A CAPACITY CONCEPT FOR RUNWAY AND FINAL-APPROACH PATH AIRSPACE

A maximum throughput rate concept, for the capacity of a runway and its associated final-approach path airspace, is developed as a possible alternative for some purposes to the present concept embodied in the Airport Capacity Handbook which is based on a tolerable average delay level. The new concept is shown to be representable by a simple mathematical formula. Illustrative numerical calculations and parametric sensitivity analyses are included. Suggestions for natural extensions of the present brief study are formulated. Technical appendices include peripheral studies of capacity-increasing techniques for deviating from a first-come first-served treatment of arriving aircraft.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division & Applied Mathemics
    ,   United States 
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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  • Accession Number: 00074095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM