Accession Number : ADP007163

Title :   Optimal Airliner Parking Configurations,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMPUTER SERVICES CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Healy, Michael J.

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The year-to-year growth in airline passenger traffic, accompanied by the recent introduction of wide-bodied airliners to handle the demand, has caused increasingly severe parking problems for airliners at terminal gates. An algorithm has been developed to optimize airplane parking configurations. The algorithm is based upon dynamic programming, and determines a parking configuration which maximizes the utilization of airliners in a given fleet mix. It solves for a string of tokens which represent airplane parking maneuver envelopes. The envelopes are characterized by a discrete collection of possible combinations of airplane type, airline ground footprint, parking angle, and maneuver in and out of terminal loading configuration.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, AIRCRAFT, ANGLES, COLLECTION, CONFIGURATIONS, DYNAMICS, MANEUVERS, PASSENGERS, TERMINALS, TRAFFIC, UTILIZATION.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE