AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL COSTS AND TURNAROUND EFFICIENCY AT AIRPORTS

The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between flight schedule punctuality and aircraft turnaround efficiency at airports in order to minimize system operational costs and meanwhile to maintain a required level of schedule punctuality. Investigations of aircraft operational costs, passenger delay costs and airline schedule-time opportunity costs are carried out in this paper. A mathematical model is applied to simulate aircraft turnaround operations by considering the stochastic effects of schedule punctuality as well as aircraft turnaround performance. Two numerical examples demonstrate the performance of the aircraft performance model. Results show the significance of a proper use of schedule buffer time in maintaining schedule punctuality performance.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Wu, Changxu
    • Caves, R E
  • Publication Date: 2000-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2000 12:00AM