This report presents a methodology for analyzing vertiport capacity and delays. Based on available information, deterministic models were developed to estimate the delays at vertiports during steady demand periods, and simulation models were developed to estimate delays during peak periods when demand exceeds capacity. A practical capacity, defined as that traffic volume at which average delays are four minutes per operation, can be determined from a volume versus delay curve. Results show that vertiport capacity is more likely to be limited by airspace separations or gate availability than by touchdown and liftoff area (TLOF) occupancy times. Equations are provided for estimating relations among aircraft arrival rates, required number of gates, and gate occupancy times. These may be used to determine the required number of TLOFs or gates in particular situations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aerospace Laboratory, Netherlands

    Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kim, Y M
    • Schonfeld, P
    • Rakas, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FAA-ND-95-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1996 12:00AM