GENERAL AVIATION DYNAMICS. AN EXTENSION OF THE COST IMPACT STUDY TO INCLUDE DYNAMIC INTERACTIONS IN THE FORECASTING OF GENERAL AVIATION ACTIVITY. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report, in four volumes, presents the General Aviation Dynamics (GAD) model which was developed for the Federal Aviation Administration by Battelle's Columbus Laboratories. The GAD model is a dynamic simulation model of the general aviation (GA) system and can be used to forecast GA activity, evaluate alternative policy actions, or perform sensitivity analyses. It has three major sectors, depicting the most important state variables in the model; pilot supply, aircraft utilization, and aircraft demand. Essentially, the GAD model consists of a set of nonlinear, simultaneous, first order difference equations which explicitly describe the decision policies followed by users of general aviation. The model is designed to be implemented through an interactive computer dialogue feature that guides the analyst through a series of procedures and analytical options.
- See also Volume 2, AD-A039 839.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH USA 43201
- Duffy, M A
- Eiden, G L
- Hamilton, C W
- Drago, V J
- Publication Date: 1976-12-31
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pilots; Aircraft; Civil aviation; Costs; Decision making; Difference equations; Dynamic programming; Forecasting; Fuel consumption; General aviation; Mathematical models; Nonlinear programming; Simulation; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost models; Interaction
- Old TRIS Terms: General aviation dynamics model; Inhibition
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Energy; Finance; Planning and Forecasting; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00159096
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-77-20-Vol 1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WA-3485
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM