PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR MAJOR AIRPORTS

The objective of the Performance Measurement System (PMS) development effort is to develop a system to routinely evaluate ATC system performance at major terminals where user demand pushes airport capacity. The PMS development effort was undertaken to establish capacity standards and the appropriate mechanicsms for measuring airport performance. These capacity standards, which are called Engineered Performance Standards (EPS's) serve as the basis for calculating hourly airport performance indexes (P.I.'s) and for determining what factors inhibit airport capacity and encourage delays in the airport area. A PMS based on EPS's can highlight what problems are occuring and their effect on system performance. Ultimately, analyses from the PMS are used to identify the actions that are reguired to improve system performance. A summary of the EPS's set to date by configuration and weather condition is presented in tabular form. Also included in this report are chapters on the methodology, PMS implementation, and airports selected for PMS application.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Operations Research Branch, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 267 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM