FUEL CONSERVATION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT IN THE TERMINAL AREA

In a high density terminal area, speed control and radar vectoring are typically used to optimize the sequence and assure the spacing of landing aircraft for maximum runway utilization. The paper describes an approach for the air traffic control (ATC) system in the terminal area to accommodate fuel conserving landing approaches. Analytical results are presented that illustrate the impact of fuel economic design on terminal controllability and airport capacity. Peak hour trade-offs between conserving fuel and maximizing runway utilization are also included in the paper. An analytical fuel consumption model is used to estimate the fuel benefits of lifting the 250 knots speed restriction below 10,000 ft mean sea level (MSL), for both arrivals and departures.

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  • Authors:
    • Mohleji, S C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: p. 43-46

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  • Accession Number: 00180178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM