Accession Number : ADA310744

Title :   National Airspace System Performance Assessment for Year 2010.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Baart, Douglas ; CHeung, Anny

PDF Url : ADA310744

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report documents the assessment of the National Airspace System (NAS) for the year 2010. The NAS Performance Analysis Capability (NASPAC) simulation model was used to simulate the future air traffic control (ATC) system. Airport, airfield, and technological improvements expected to be completed by year 2010 were included in the analysis. These improvements are outlined in the 1994 Aviation System Capacity Plan. Future traffic growth for each of the airports modeled by NASPAC were derived from the 1993 Terminal Area Forecasts (TAF). The study suggests that about 70 percent of the total system delay is attributed to ground operations for the year 2010. Ground delay consists of ground holds, pushback from gates, and taxi procedures from active runways. Airports that are the largest contributors of system delay include John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Areas of highest airspace activity include parts of southern California, Florida, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AIR SPACE, GROUND LEVEL, MODELS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, GROWTH(GENERAL), DELAY, PARTS, CALIFORNIA, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, AIRPORTS, RUNWAYS, FLORIDA, LOS ANGELES(CALIFORNIA), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE