Strategic Decision Support for Airport Capacity Planning

Airside performance at major airports is affected by a large number of interacting factors in three major spheres of airside activity: (1) airport operations control (AOC), (2) maintenance services, and (3) air traffic control (ATC). AOC is responsible for assignment of preferred parking sections (with associated terminal gates). It is also responsible for sending planes to alternative parking spots when there is not a gate available in the preferred section for an arriving aircraft. Maintenance personnel provide turnaround services and deploy tractors for pushbacks at gates and for airlines that require such service. ATC determines how runways are used for arrivals and departures according to wind conditions and coordinates aircraft traffic for safe operation. Smooth operation requires close cooperation among these three spheres of activity. In this report, we describe a discrete-event simulation model and supporting analytical tools designed to help airport planners, operations directors, and air traffic control specialists collaborate in maximizing airside performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    1 University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400

    Lambert-St.Louis International Airport

    10701 Lambert International Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63145-0212

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    1 University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400
  • Principal Investigators:

    Smith, L.

  • Start Date: 20160101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01594545
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2016 3:44PM