Accession Number : AD0459315


Title :   THE OPTIMUM DESIGN OF A PARALLEL ROUTE STRUCTURE FOR AIR TRAFFIC FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK FOR VARIOUS SEPARATION STANDARDS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Attwooll, V W


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : It is assumed that the North Atlantic airspace is organized as sets of paths at various heights, each path being parallel to the minimum time path from London to New York Aircraft leaving the vicinity of London are allotted to the best available path, based on the criterion either of least cost or of least fuel for the flight, and a computer simulation is made of the resulting distribution of traffic over the paths. In this way costs, delays, and fuel consumption have been surveyed in some detail for several sets of lateral and vertical separation standards, and for several traffic intensities. The main study is based on Boeing 707/320B jet transports, but a preliminary report is included on a similar study being made for the Concord which shows some interesting differences. The technique can be extended to less simple route and traffic structures which could be more carefully matched to the patterns of transatlantic air traffic. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC , OPTIMIZATION , FLIGHT PATHS , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , UNITED KINGDOM , NEW YORK , DENSITY , SIMULATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE