Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kim, Han Yong URN etd-01202010-020044 Title An investigation of capacity and delay of runway configurations using the SIMMOD simulation model Degree Master of Science Department Civil Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Trani, Antonio A. Committee Chair Hobeika, Antoine G. Committee Member Walker, Richard D. Committee Member Keywords
- Runways (Aeronautics)
Date of Defense 1990-08-01 Availability restricted AbstractIntroduction
Aviation delays are on the rise as a consequence of disproportionate growth of the air transportation demand. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in fiscal year 1987, u. S. commercial air carriers enplaned a total of 444.3 million passengers. Of this total, 415.0 millon were counted as domestic enplanements and 29.3 millon as international enplanements [FAA, 1988a]. Over the 12-year forecast period, domestic enplanements are forecast to increase by an average annual rate of 4.6 percent...
From the economical point of view, current statistics show that approximately three billion dollars are paid by air travelers due to the delay in U.S. alone( Aviation Week & Space Technology, 1989] • Therefore, proper actions are required to identify and facilitate a reduction in flight delays and prevent their projected growth...
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