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An investigation of capacity and delay of runway configurations using the SIMMOD simulation model
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] â ¢ Therefore, proper actions are
required to identify and facilitate a reduction in flight
delays and prevent their projected growth...