Accession Number : AD0708635

Title :   SIMULATION STUDY OF TWO SITES FOR A THIRD CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AIRPORT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Rossiter,Sidney B.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A dynamic simulation study to assess the relative merits of two proposed sites for a third major airport in the Chicago Metropolitan Area was conducted. The study considered the traffic flows of the three major airports, O'Hare, Midway, and either of the proposed sites, under three different landing/takeoff directions, West, Northeast, and Southeast. It was concluded that on a system vs. system basis, there was no statistical preference for either site when the three wind configurations were considered equal in weight. Both sites were equally efficient in a West Configuration. The Land site system was less efficient than the Lake site system in the arrival operation of the Northeast Configuration. The Lake site system was less efficient than the Land site system in both the arrival and departure operations of the Southeast Configuration. It was further concluded that on a system basis, in all configurations tested, the airspace as employed by both site plans was able to accommodate the amount of traffic which could be generated by the three airports. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRPORTS, SITE SELECTION), ILLINOIS, SIMULATION, AIR TRAFFIC, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE