Title: ANALYSIS OF A CAPACITY CONCEPT FOR RUNWAY AND FINAL-APPROACH PATH AIRSPACE
Author(s): A. J. Goldman
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 17, Number 3
Pages: 253 - 259
Cite this article: Goldman, A. J., "ANALYSIS OF A CAPACITY CONCEPT FOR RUNWAY AND FINAL-APPROACH PATH AIRSPACE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 1970, pp. 253-259.
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Abstract: THIS PAPER DESCRIBES some highlights of a short-term analytical study leading: (a) to a “maximum throughput-rate” capacity concept in the context of a service facility handling a stream of customers of various types, and (b) to the specialization of this concept to a stream of IFR landings at a runway. The specialization is shown to be representable by a simple mathematical formula, of potential value (for example) in connection with cost-effectiveness analyses of proposed changes in ATC equipment or procedures. Directions for further research are identified, and the paper concludes with some general remarks on conceptual difficulties associated with the notion of “capacity.”