Accession Number : AD0691860

Title :   A MODEL OF LONG DELAYS AT BUSY AIRPORTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Carlin,Alan ; Park,Rolla Edward

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In this paper, a model of long delays at busy airports is sketched. The primary purpose is to provide a tool to assist in evaluating the benefits, in terms of reduced delay, of any policy to limit traffic. Along the way, an improved method of estimating delay patterns is outlined, and traffic and delay estimates for Kennedy arrivals are presented. As an illustration, the model is fitted for Kennedy arrivals. Section I presents the simple theoretical formulation of our model. Section II develops empirical estimates of traffic and delays that are needed to fit the model to Kennedy arrivals. In Section III, the procedure used to fit the model is outlined. Some results on delay reductions to be expected given specified traffic reductions are summarized in Section IV. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, AIR TRAFFIC), (*AIR TRAFFIC, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, APPROACH, CIVIL AVIATION, QUEUEING THEORY, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SCHEDULING, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE