Some Preliminary Studies of Factors Influencing Airport Capacity Including Curved Final Approach Paths.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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Fast-time simulation is used to examine the airport capacity benefit resulting from the use of a guidance and control system which permits curved final approach paths. The benefit is compared with that obtainable by other means such as parallel runway operation and reduced longitudinal separation at the approach gate. It is shown that a capacity improvement can be obtained from curved approach paths in the case of a runway used for arrivals only, but this disappears when the runway handles mixed arrivals and departures. It is concluded that the way in which ATC operates the airport has a strong influence on the benefit realizable from applications of R and D to the capacity problem. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Air Navigation and Guidance