A LOOK AT THE FACTORS WHICH AFFECT GATE REQUIREMENTS AT AIRPORTS

Records of actual aircraft arrival times, departure times, and gate occupancies at Honolylu International Airport are analyzed to determine what factors influence gate requirements. Aircraft movements were decomposed into scheduled and non-scheduled operations and studied separately. The former were compared with the scheduled arrival and departure times as given in the International Airline Guide. The average variance to mean ratio for number of gates occupied at corresponding times on the three days was about .14 (if arrivals and departures were completely random, this would have a value of 1). A similar analysis for number of gates occupied by non-scheduled aircraft agreed very well with a Poisson distribution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, J W
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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  • Accession Number: 00074456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: None
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM