USER DELAY COST MODEL AND FACILITIES MAINTENANCE COST MODEL FOR A TERMINAL CONTROL AREA. VOLUME I. MODEL FORMULATION AND DEMONSTRATION

The User Delay Cost Model (UDCM) is a Monte Carlo computer simulation of essential aspects of Terminal Control Area (TCA) air traffic movements that would be affected by facility outages. The model can also evaluate delay effects due to other factors, such as weather, aircraft schedule intensity, and approach minima. Although the Boston TCA was selected as the study vehicle for development and demonstration, the model is structured so that it can be applied to other TCAs. The Facility Maintenance Cost Model (FMCM) is designed to evaluate the expected annual labor cost of maintaining FAA facilities within a maintenance sector. The model was developed for time-share computer application and can evaluate both the preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance required by any single facility (e.g., a visual omni-range or VOR), accumulate staffing and cost data on similar facilities (e.g., all VORs) within the specified maintenance sector, and then evaluate all other types of facilities (e.g., Airport Surveillance Radar, Outer Markers) within the sector. This is the first of three volumes. Volume II is a user's manual for the user delay cost model. Volume III is a user's manual for the facilities maintenance cost model. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A058 984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21401
  • Authors:
    • Greene, L B
    • Witt, J
    • Sternberg-Powidzki, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Pagination: 125 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AAF-220-78-01-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1173-1
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2002 12:00AM