ESTIMATES OF CAPACITY AND DELAY FOR PROPOSED RUNWAY SYSTEMS SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the capacity and delay implications of the proposed addition of a third parallel runway in the north-south direction at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. At present, Schiphol normally operates as a two runway airport with one runway used exclusively for takeoffs and the other for landings. With the proposed triple runway configuration, one of the outside runways would be used exclusively for takeoffs, the other outside runway for landings, and the center runway would be used for both takeoffs, and landings. This report is aimed at: 1) providing an evaluation of the improvements in capacity and delay offered by this new runway configuration; 2) providing some indication of the future usage of the central runway as levels of airport activity increase; and 3) evaluating the crossing problem caused by operations on the new west runway which must cross the control runway when taxiing to and from the terminal area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Flight Transportation Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Odoni, A R
    • Simpson, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTL R76-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM