This article explores the current and projected runway capacity of Ljubljana Airport, the central airport of the Republic of Slovenia. The authors use IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) traffic for their calculations. They note that VFR (Visual Flight Rules) traffic contributes significantly to the total amount of traffic, it is so flexible that in the end it only contributes to the overall capacity of the runway. This airport has only one runway (31) available for instrument landings; take-offs can be executed in directions 31 or 13. Both directions are considered in the calculations of capacity. The results show that the capacity for mixed operations drops significantly if departures and arrivals are released head-to-head, because the departing aircraft needs a lot of time to move away safely from the arriving aircraft. There is also high terrain close to the threshold. The authors conclude that because present operations are relatively low, the runway capacity is not a major obstruction. However, in case of traffic increase, the orientation of the traffic flow could start influencing the capacity of the airport as well as the safety of operations.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Grebensek, A
    • Pavlin, Stanislav
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-26
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  • Accession Number: 00987550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2005 12:00AM