Multipath Runway Exists and Taxiways
MITECH INC PLEASANTVILLE NJ
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As the level of air traffic demand increases in the future, and as advances are made in air traffic control technology to accommodate this traffic, the congestion resulting from aircraft moving on the ground may well become the limiting factor in airport capacity. A family of multipath concepts, based on the use of parallel redundancy for the key components of the airfield system, has been proposed as a means of ameliorating these problems. With these concepts, the number of runway crossings, departure queues, runway exits, and taxiways tofrom gates would be increased relative to the design practices of today. An airport simulation model is used in this study to demonstrate each of the proposed concepts, as applied to six existing U.S. airports, and to develop quantitative estimates of the benefits of reducing delay and increasing throughput.
- Terminal Flight Facilities