THE AIRPORT NETWORK FLOW SIMULATOR

The Airport Network Flow Simulator is a FORTRAN IV simulation of the flow of air traffic in the nation's 600 commercial airports. It calculates for any group of selected airports: (a) the landing and take-off (Type A) delays; and (b) the gate departure latenesses (Type B delays) at the selected airports and at all other airports to which these delays propagate by means of scheduled commercial flights. The airports are selected by the user who must input hourly aircraft processing rates for each airport selected. The cost in lost passenger time and aircraft operating expense is also calculated. A validation process was applied to the simulator, using field data gathered from two air carriers, a large U.S. truck line carrier and a local service carrier. Results are also reported for sensitivity analysis of the simulated B-delay to slack in gate departure schedules. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Bellantoni, J F
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-78-20 Final Rpt., FAA-ASP-78-9
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM