Aircraft operators experience excessive operating costs and fuel consumption when moving airplanes from ramp of departure to ramp of arrival. Approximately 85-90% of such off-to-on delays are attributable to congestion in the terminal airspace/airport at the destination. Economic penalties and causal factors are described. Increased airport productivity is essential and recommendations for improving airport utilization are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 10-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770580 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM