Airport congestion is a problem at the busy airports in the U.S. today. Even under moderate growth projections, the problem of increasing delays will worsen at these busy airports, and will spread to other airports which would approach saturation conditions. While long term relief to the congestion problem would be provided by technological improvements, it is essential to fully and efficiently utilize the existing facilities to avoid excessive delays in the near term. This paper addresses the problem of selecting optimal runway configurations to minimize delays through the use of a Runway Configuration Management System. Three concepts of this system are developed to represent the full range of static and dynamic configuration selection processes. The basic model, representing the first level concept, has been developed for Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The application of the model at O'Hare and its possible extensions are also discussed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Metrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Sinha, A N
    • Fain, R L
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MP-79W00018 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA79WA-4184
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM