Dual Lane Runway Study.
Final rept. 15 Oct 71-15 Dec 72,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The issues in the dual lane runway problem were investigated via computer real time man in the loop and fast time no human input during the simulation run simulations in order to identify a dual land runway configuration and determine operation strategies. The real time experiments were conducted using experienced ATC controllers and a pilot to observe the situation at interactive graphics CRT displays. A series of dual lane runway computer simulation experiments were performed to investigate the pertinent dual lane issues centerline spacing, arrivaldeparture preference, parallel taxiway, threshold stagger, and high speed exits. In addition, time was spent analyzing operational high density airport terminal facilities. Airport administrative and operations personnel were interviewed to obtain their views on high density operations and the dual lane concept. Peak rush hour periods were sought out to determine control strategies employed in directing peak period traffic. Air crews utilizing these high density airport terminals were interviewed in the course of their operations into and out of these major hub airports.
- Terminal Flight Facilities