Technical note on Airport Capacity Imbalance

Available runways at a given airport, together with their relative disposition, dimensions, navigational aids, air traffic control (ATC) procedures, environmental constraints and local meteorological conditions (wind rouse, visibility, etc.) can result in very different operating conditions, with a direct impact on the capacity of the runway system and the operational performance.

This study intends to evaluate the potential imbalance between these operating conditions in terms of capacity and performance, through the identification of runway configurations and the analysis of the difference in capacity and performance depending on these configurations, associated with the probability of each configuration.

There are three main elements to investigate:

  • capacity per runway configuration;
  • operational performance associated to the runway configuration;
  • runway configuration probability.

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Technical note on Airport Capacity Imbalance