Airport Capacity Constraints and Strategies for Mitigation

Airport Capacity Constraints and Strategies for Mitigation

A Global Perspective

1st Edition - November 15, 2019

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  • Authors: Marc Gelhausen, Peter Berster, Dieter Wilken
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126585
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126578

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When predicting the future of air traffic development, it is imperative for researchers and planners tohave the most accurate information about airport capacity constraints. Airport capacity constraintsand strategies for mitigation: A global perspective analyses airport capacity constraints with empiricalmethods that forecast future capacities and capacity shortfalls.The book discusses in detail the importance of airport capacity constraints on air traffic development,especially for international hubs, along with mitigation strategies for already congested airports. It analysesempirical data to provide greater insight into the problems of airport congestion and capacity shortage.The authors present detailed global traffic forecasts for the years 2030 and 2040, and mitigation strategiesfor overcoming the problem of limited airport capacity.As expanding current airports becomes increasingly difficult, and time consuming – especially for hubs– the study of current and future airport capacity constraints becomes ever more needed. This bookprovides detailed information about how to correctly assess and quantify the problem of limited airportcapacity, while offering strategies for overcoming these issues for a healthy global air traffic network.

Key Features

  • Focuses on airport capacity constraints in the global air traffic network and their implications for the future of air traffic development
  • Features empirical and model-based approaches that forecast airport capacities and capacity shortcomings
  • Provides over capacity mitigation strategies based on sound and reliable data and methodology
  • Addresses capacity constraints at hub airports, providing insight into how to correctly assess and quantify limited capacity for these important players in the global air transportation network
  • Applies econometric models for the implication of restraining factors on the future volume and structure of air traffic

Readership

Transportation researchers, professors and graduate students, State and federal policy decision makers, Employees of government agencies such as DOT, FAA

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen

    Part I: Basic concepts
    1.  Introduction
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    2. Concepts of capacity and methods of estimation
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    3. Capacity utilisation at airports worldwide
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    4. Constrained and underutilised airports
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken

    Part II: Models for assessing mitigation strategies
    5. General strategies for mitigation of airport capacity constraints
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    6. Modelling future air passenger demand
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    7. Modelling future airport capacity and capacity utilisation
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    8. Modelling future airport capacity enlargements and limits
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    9. Modelling future development of the average number of passengers per flight
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken

    Part III: Forecasting future air traffic development up to 2040 and assessing mitigation strategies
    10. Traffic forecast and mitigation strategies
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken
    11. Summary and conclusions
    Marc Christopher Gelhausen, Peter Berster and Dieter Wilken

Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126585
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126578

About the Authors

Marc Gelhausen

Marc C. Gelhausen is a member of the scientific staff at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). His research interests include mathematical and econometric modelling, in particular air transport forecasts and airport capacity constraints.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research associate, DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research

Peter Berster

Peter Berster is a member of the scientific staff at the DLR. He has extensive expertise in the analysis and modelling of air transport supply and demand data.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research associate, DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research

Dieter Wilken

Dieter Wilken founded the air transport research group at the DLR, and is a member of the scientific staff. His research interests include air transport supply and demand in Germany and worldwide. Prior to DLR, he worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on developing a European model for forecasting passenger transport.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research

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