Analysis and Modeling of Ground Operations at Hub Airports
Author(s)Anderson, Kari; Carr, Francis; Feron, Eric; Hall, William
Building simple and accurate models of hub airports can considerably help one understand airport dynamics, and may provide quantitative estimates of operational airport improvements. In this paper, three models are proposed to capture the dynamics of busy hub airport operations. Two simple queuing models are introduced to capture the taxi-out and taxi-in processes. An integer programming model aimed at representing airline decision-making attempts to capture the dynamics of the aircraft turnaround process. These models can be applied for predictive purposes. They may also be used to evaluate control strategies for improving overall airport efficiency.
3rd USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, Napoli, 13-16 June 2000
hub airports, airport dynamics, air transportaion