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Queue-Based Modeling of the Aircraft Arrival Process at a Single Airport

by Eri Itoh 1,* and Mihaela Mitici 2
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Air Traffic Management Department, Electronic Navigation Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan
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Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, HS 2926 Delft, The Netherlands
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Aerospace 2019, 6(10), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace6100103
Received: 19 August 2019 / Revised: 9 September 2019 / Accepted: 16 September 2019 / Published: 20 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Air Transportation—Operations and Management)
This paper proposes data-driven queuing models and solutions to reduce arrival time delays originating from aircraft arrival processing bottlenecks at Tokyo International Airport. A data-driven analysis was conducted using two years of radar tracks and flight plans from 2016 and 2017. This analysis helps not only to understand the bottlenecks and operational strategies of air traffic controllers, but also to develop mathematical models to predict arrival delays resulting from increased, future aircraft traffic. The queue-based modeling approach suggests that one potential solution is to expand the realization of time-based operations, efficiently shifting from traffic flow control to time-based arrival management. Furthermore, the proposed approach estimates the most effective range of transition points, which is a key requirement for designing extended arrival management systems while offering automation support to air traffic controllers. View Full-Text
Keywords: queuing theory; data analysis; stochastic; extended arrival management; air traffic management queuing theory; data analysis; stochastic; extended arrival management; air traffic management
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Itoh, E.; Mitici, M. Queue-Based Modeling of the Aircraft Arrival Process at a Single Airport. Aerospace 2019, 6, 103.

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