This study provides airport runway capacity estimates for the top 30 U.S. air carrier airports for the FAA's Upgraded Third Generation ATC System Cost Benefit Study. The capacity estimates were made at five year intervals for both IFR and VFR conditions for the baseline and the five alternative configurations defined for the cost benefit study. The results indicate that if the UG3RD Generation ATC system is fully implemented by 1990 and if wake vortex conditions are favorable then nearly a 40% increase in capacity could be realized at the top 30 air carrier airports under IFR conditions and an increase of 23% under VFR conditions. The greatest increase in IFR capacity (48%) accrues to those airports which use a dual-lane runway configuration as their predominant mode of operations in IFR conditions. This increase in capacity is expected to reduce terminal area delays. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Smith, A P
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-77-9 Final Rpt., MTR-7138
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM