Concepts for Terminal Area Configuration Management,
MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA METREK DIV
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Terminal traffic flow management is concerned with the smooth and efficient flow of traffic in the terminal airspace and on the airport. The first element of terminal traffic flow management is to determine the available resources e.g., runways, taxiways, airspace and plan their optimal use to meet the given demand. Terminal Area Configuration Management provides this resource planning function of the terminal flow management process. The objective is to determine the best operating strategies within the terminal airspace and the airport to minimize total operating costs delay and fuel. This paper presents Terminal Area Configuration Management concepts and discusses potential applications at major airports. A specific application is illustrated by the OHare Runway Configuration Management System.
- Terminal Flight Facilities