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dc.contributor.authorLi, Taoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T06:00:15Z
dc.date.available2016-06-30T06:00:15Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-06en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:4229en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/71663
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is focused on two topics. The first topic is the General Aviation (GA) demand forecasting models. The contributions to this topic are three fold: 1) we calibrated an econometric model to investigate the impact of fuel price on the utilization rate of GA piston engine aircraft, 2) we adopted a logistic model to identify the relationship between fuel price and an aircraft's probability of staying active, and 3) we developed an econometric model to forecast the airport-level itinerant and local GA operations. Our calibration results are compared with those reported in literature. Demand forecasts are made with these models and compared with those prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration. The second topic is to model the air traffic in the Organized Track System (OTS) over the North Atlantic. We developed a discrete-time event model to simulate the air traffic that uses the OTS. We proposed four new operational procedures to improve the flight operations for the OTS. Two procedures aim to improve the OTS assignments in the OTS entry area, and the other two aim to benefit flights once they are inside the OTS. The four procedures are implemented with the simulation model and their benefits are analyzed. Several implementation issues are discussed and recommendations are given.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectAir Transportationen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Aviationen_US
dc.subjectDemand Forecastingen_US
dc.subjectRegressionen_US
dc.subjectElasticityen_US
dc.subjectMicroscopic Simulationen_US
dc.subjectOrganized Track Systemen_US
dc.titleGeneral Aviation Demand Forecasting Models and a Microscopic North Atlantic Air Traffic Simulation Modelen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTrani, Antonio A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAbbas, Montasir Mahgouben_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHobeika, Antoine G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFraticelli, Barbara M. P.en_US


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