CAPACITY OF AIRPORT SYSTEMS IN METROPOLITAN AREAS: VALIDATION.
AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTS LAB DEER PARK N Y
Pagination or Media Count:
The operational factors involved in planning a system of airports in metropolitan areas are analyzed and used to determine the causes of congestion. Data obtained from previous studies is used to understand and demonstrate the operational factors and congestion. Airport congestion is defined in quantitative form for an individual airport and a system of airports. A methodology is presented that permits the many factors affecting the operation of an airport in a metropolitan system area to be evaluated quantitatively. The annual demand at which these airports will reach their practical annual capacity is determined by considering the effects of airport interactions and by determining quantitatively when congestion will occur at one airport and in the airport system. The methodology is validated by applying it to airport systems in selected metropolitan areas and is shown to be an effective tool. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities