This report describes methods of analyzing the flow of people through the airport landside, which is defined as extending between the airport boundary and the arrival/departure gates. Passenger delay for specified flow and holding values is taken as the desirable measure or level of service. Simulation is determined as the best method of analysis. Two types of simulation techniques are: (1) The deterministic accounting model evaluates mean delay or occupancies; and (2) The time oriented queueing theory model determines delay or occupancy distributions. The second is demonstrated as most accurately representing the stochastic interrelationships among the various landside elements. Various existing models are reviewed and two are recommended as offering potential applicability to investigate airport landside traffic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • McCabe, L
    • Carberry, T F
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-169 Intrm Rpt., TSC-FAA-75-12
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM