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dc.contributor.authorAshiabor, Senanu Y.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:54Z
dc.date.issued2002-07-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08072002-113032en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34398
dc.description.abstractThe General Aviation Airport Choice model is an attempt to model General Aviation (GA) travel patterns in the US in order to provide a means of assessing the impact of General Aviation activities on the National Air Space system. The model will also serve as part of transportation planning tool to help assess the viability of deploying NASA's Small Aircraft Transportation Systems (SATS) aircraft as a competitive mode of transportation for intercity travel. The General Aviation Airport Choice model developed estimates General Aviation (GA) person-trips and number of aircraft operations given trip demand in the form of GA person trips from counties. A pseudo-gravity model is embedded in the model to distribute the inter-county person-trips to a prescribed set of airports in the US. The airport-to-airport person-trips are split into person-trips by three aircraft modes (single, multi and jet engine) using an attractiveness factor based on average occupancy, utilization and a distance distribution factor for each aircraft type and the number of aircraft based at each airport. The person-trips by aircraft type are then converted to aircraft operations using occupancy factors for each aircraft type. The final output from the model are aircraft operations trip-tables by aircraft type between the airports in the model. The GA trips are estimated in order to provide a means of assessing the impact of GA activities on the National Airspace System. The model output may be used to assess the viability of GA aircraft serving as a competitive mode of transportation for intercity travel.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesisSenanuCorr.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectGeneral Aviationen_US
dc.subjectSmall Aircraft Transportation System (SATS)en_US
dc.subjectAirport Choiceen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of an Airport Choice Model for General Aviation Operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSwingle, Howarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTeodorovic, Dusanen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08072002-113032/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairTrani, Antoino A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairBaik, Hojongen_US
dc.date.sdate2002-08-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-10-04
dc.date.adate2002-10-04en_US


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