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Integrated airport performance analysis through the use of the OPAL platform

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Air Traffic Control Quarterly
Issue number4
Number of pages30
Pages (from-to)357-386
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The increasing airport demand and its associated consequences, in conjunction with technical, physical, and political constraints in providing sufficient capacity, have stimulated vigorous policy discussions towards assessing and monitoring the airport performance with respect to various measures of airport effectiveness. At present, airport stakeholders lack modelling capabilities of the integrated set of airport processes, decisions, and their interdependencies that are necessary to cope with the mismatch between demand and supply, and to effectively deal with the trade-offs between the various measures of airport effectiveness. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a decision support system that will allow decision makers and analysts to evaluate the efficiency of the entire airport complex simultaneously by considering trade-offs between measures of airport effectiveness. The objective of this paper is fourfold: i) to introduce the concept of total airport performance analysis, ii) to describe the architecture of an integrated computational platform capable of addressing the requirements of total airport performance analysis, iii) to present an overview of the platform capabilities, and iv) to provide an operational proof-of-concept on the basis of two case studies for the platform demonstration in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Madrid-Barajas Airport.

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