Accession Number : ADA140710

Title :   Evaluation of Strategies to Enhance Departure Sequencing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Tillotson,D ; Markin,K

PDF Url : ADA140710

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report assesses a departure enhancement strategy that will reduce the delays caused by the departure sequence of a series of aircraft. Data were collected at three airports to characterize the existing delays caused by the first-come, first-served departure sequencing strategy. The data were then used to define a simple alternative departure sequencing strategy. The alternative strategy was evaluated to determine the benefits available from departure resequencing. The evaluations indicated that possible reductions in fuel usage and possible increases in airport capacity could be achieved. However, the estimated benefits are not of sufficient magnitude to recommend implementation of the proposed strategy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Takeoff, *Efficiency, Strategy, Sequences, Delay, Airports, Capacity(Quantity), Data acquisition, Flow, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE