Accession Number:

ADA059007

Title:

User Delay Cost Model and Facilities Maintenance Cost Model for a Terminal Control Area. Volume I. Model Formulation and Demonstration.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

The User Delay Cost Model UDCM is a Monte Carlo computer simulation of essential aspects of Terminal Control Area TCA air traffic movements that would be affected by facility outages. The model can also evaluate delay effects due to other factors, such as weather, aircraft schedule intensity, and approach minima. Although the Boston TCA was selected as the study vehicle for development and demonstration, the model is structured so that it can be applied to other TCAs. The Facility Maintenance Cost Model FMCM is designed to evaluate the expected annual labor cost of maintaining FAA facilities within a maintenance sector. The model was developed for time-share computer application and can evaluate both the preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance required by any single facility e.g., a visual omni-range or VOR, accumulate staffing and cost data on similar facilities e.g., all VORs within the specified maintenance sector, and then evaluate all other types of facilities e.g., Airport Surveillance Radar, Outer Markers within the sector. This is the first of three volumes. Volume II is a users manual for the user delay cost model. Volume III is a users manual for the facilities maintenance cost model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE