THE EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS HAVING DIFFERENT NUMBERS AND CONFIGURATIONS OF RUNWAYS

  • Özlem Şahin
  • Öznur Usanmaz
Keywords: Airports, Runways, Capacity, Aircraft Operations, Correlation, Regression

Abstract

One of the important parts of the air transportation system is the airport which needs to increase its capacity due to a growth in air traffic demand. Many factors influence the capacity of an airport airside, and some are more significant than others, such as the numbers and configurations of runways. At first, constructing new runways appears to be a solution, but there is little possibility of expanding existing or adding new runways to many of Europe’s most congested airports. As a result, service providers suggest increasing the capacity of airfields using existing runway components more efficiently. In this study, 388 European Airports are analyzed in terms of the number of aircraft operations, and a correlation analysis between the number of runways and operations is conducted. Furthermore, in order to predict the number of traffic operations with using the configuration and number of runways, multiple linear regression test is applied and a model is developed.

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Published
2012-07-23
How to Cite
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Özlem Şahin and Öznur Usanmaz, “THE EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS HAVING DIFFERENT NUMBERS AND CONFIGURATIONS OF RUNWAYS”, JAST, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 15-24, Jul. 2012.
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