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A Decision Support System for Airport Strategic Planning

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>04/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Issue number2
Volume12
Number of pages27
Pages (from-to)91-117
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date20/01/04
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper describes an integrated set of models for the estimation of the capacity of an airfield and the associated delays. The aim is to develop a decision support tool suitable for airport planning at the strategic level. Thus, the emphasis is on obtaining reliable approximations to the quantities of interest quickly and with a limited set of inputs. The models account for the dynamic characteristics of airfield capacity and demand, as well as for some stochastic aspects of airfield operations. They are sensitive to airfield geometry, the operational characteristics of the airfield and of the local air traffic control system, and the characteristics of the local air traffic demand for airport access and services. Through its integrated structure, the decision support tool can account for interactions among operations at different parts of the airfield.