TIME DEPENDENT ESTIMATES OF DELAYS AND DELAY COSTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS

Two queueing models appropriate for estimating time dependent delays and delay costs at major airports are reviewed. The models use the demand and capacity profiles at any given airport as well as the number of runways there to compute bounds on queueing statistics. The bounds are obtained through the iterative solution of systems of equations describing the two models. This computational procedure is highly efficient and inexpensive. The assumptions and limitations of the models are discussed. Common characteristics and properties of delay profiles at major airports are illustrated through a detailed example. Potential applications to the exploration of the effect of air traffic control innovations on congestion and to the estimation of marginal delay costs are also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Flight Transportation Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTC Report 75-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM