Los Angeles International Airport Data Package Number 8, Airport Improvement Task Force Delay Studies.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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Our approach was to conduct simulations for each proposed change beginning with the insertion of a size minute gap for departures, with existing operating conditions, then eliminate departure crossovers and adjust the approach speed along with the reduction of present day separation standards, etc. The presentation of the results are limited to an extreme case where all the assumptions are inserted into the simulation with the exception of scheduling the demand to the time permitted for the desired operation and excluding general aviation. Each simulation attempt resulted in a backlog of departures nearly 150 operations which clogged the simulation model storage and choked off the normal handling of arrivals and departures. Simple stated, the suggested expansion of the night time operation into the day time period under the assumed operating conditions did not produce enough departure capability to handle the airport demand. The simulation model was run using a single random number seed to limit the cost of running the computer. Additional simulations can be performed with ten replications and increased model storage capacity.
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