Title

Impact of general aviation operations on airport performance through fast-time simulations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Research Foundation

Publication Title

AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM

DOI

10.2514/6.2020-2916

Abstract

NASA, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration and commercial airlines, deployed the Integrated Arrival, Departure, and Surface (IADS) traffic management system at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in 2017 for field evaluation. The system features new capabilities of data exchange and integration, collaborative surface metering and scheduling, which has demonstrated operational benefits of reducing delay time and fuel consumption. General Aviation flights, however, are not currently included in the surface metering programs because of their different operational procedures and lack of reliable predictability in departure time. Thus, their impact on the system performance is not well understood. This paper presents a study of the impact of General Aviation traffic at CLT using fast-time simulations.

Funding Sponsor

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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