Accession Number:

ADA110777

Title:

Airfield and Airspace Capacity/Delay Policy Analysis,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY AND PLANS

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

A general discussion of the concepts of capacity and delay at airfields and in enroute airspace precedes an estimation of present and future capacity and delay. Options to increase capacity and mitigate delay are then reviewed. The discussion is pointed towards United States air carrier airports and the users of those airports. The most detailed analysis concerns the top 39 air carrier airports and is based on data collection from three major air carriers. Potential congestion problems sufficient to impair the efficiency of national transportation are found to be possible at 19 major airports by 1991. Remedies to such congestion are described for 12 airports, but presently known resources are expected to be insufficient to satisfy the potential demand at 7 airports.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE