This Paper seeks to provide an understanding of runway capacity and of the factors on which it depends. The analysis is incorporated in a set of easy-to-use models for the estimation of delays to aircraft under any given pattern of demand. These models are intended to provide the planner with simple tools for the rapid assessment of the impact on delay of changes in demand such as might be achieved by regulatory or pricing policies. In addition the capacity analysis itself forms the basis for a rapid preliminary assessment of the impact of alternative runway configurations, new aircraft types or altered separation standards.
- Airport Runway Capacity and Delay: Some Models for Planners and Managers