Accession Number:

ADA088337

Title:

Analysis at Air Traffic Delays at Metropolitan Washington Airports,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration FAA, as owner and operator of the Metropolitan Washington Airports, Washington National and Dulles International, is issuing a policy statement to guide development and operation of these facilities into the 1990s. The FAAs Metropolitan Washington Airport policy establishes a balance between a complex set of criteria which reflect transportation service, investment requirements, and environmental impacts. Each of the policy alternatives considered has an associated disbenefit that is measured as delay to aircraft. Aircraft delays incur cost penalties to both aircraft operators and passengers. For aircraft operators these delays result in increased costs, for the passengers these delays represent lost time that may have been available for productive or leisure activities. Thus, in the evaluation of the merits of each policy alternative, the airside delay for each mode was determined. This report presents the results of an analysis of the impact of policy alternatives on air traffic delays at the Metropolitan Washington Airports. A description of the range of policy options considered is contained in the appendix of the report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE