A Tentative Analysis of the Impacts of an Airport Closure

This paper identifies the vulnerabilities of operations at Heathrow airport to a short airport closure. The system disruptions assessed are delays, flight rerouting or diversions to alternate airports, and flight cancellations. In addition, the impact on fuel consumption, and hence CO2 emissions, is quantified using the Reorganized Air Traffic Control Mathematical Simulator Plus simulation model and the Advanced Emission Model tool. The results have implications for assessing how increased severe weather events associated with climate change may disrupt airport operations.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier
  • Authors:
    • Pejovic, Tamara
    • Noland, Robert B
    • Williams, Victoria
    • Toumi, Ralf
  • Publication Date: 2009-9


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  • Accession Number: 01142852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2009 4:34PM