The number of gate positions required at an airport, or the number of flights that can be accommodated at a given number of gate positions, depends on how efficiently each gate position is used. The airlines schedule and the airport's operating policies influence the efficient use of the gate positions. A simple stochastic model describing the behavior of flights relative to their schedule was developed based on empirical information. The model was then used to study the influence of a common scheduling practice of bank operation on the requirements for gate positions. It was found that a completely uniform schedule generates the minimum requirement. A procedure is measured to estimate the number of gate positions required at an airport.

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    Operations Research Society of America

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  • Authors:
    • Steuart, G N
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00155685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM