A performance index measuring the effectiveness of a Boeing 737 landing trajectory is formulated. The primary term in the index is the effect of noise on people residing near the air terminal. Other terms included are passenger comfort, fuel consumed, and the time spent in the near-terminal area. Models are developed for aircraft engine noise, passenger comfort, the population distribution about a specific airport, and the aircraft flight behavior. While this performance index may be used in computing optimal trajectories, it is also useful for comparing nonoptimal trajectories which, for one reason or another, may be worthy of consideration. Some examples of such comparisons are included through simulations of landing.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Witt, R M
    • COOK, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00189722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM