Several scheduling strategies are analyzed in order to determine the most efficient means of scheduling aircraft when multiple runways are operational and the airport is operating at different utilization rates. The study compares simulation data for two and three runway scenarios to results from queuing theory for an M-D-n queue. A transient analysis of the delay per aircraft is performed. It is shown that the scheduling strategy that reduces the delay depends upon the density of the arrival aircraft. For light traffic, scheduling aircraft to their preferred runways is sufficient; however, as the arrival rate increases, it becomes more important to separate traffic by weight class. Significant delay reduction is realized when aircraft that belongs to the heavy and small vehicle classes are sent to separate runways with large aircraft put into the 'best' landing spot.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Cincinnati

    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45221
  • Authors:
    • Bolender, M A
    • SLATER, G L
  • Publication Date: 1996-4-19


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS 1.26:200886,, AIAA-PAPER-96-3719
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM