Feasibility Analysis of Aircraft Landing Scheduling for Non-Controlled Airports Conference Paper uri icon


  • Advanced technologies are needed to enhance the transportation capabilities of the nation's small aircraft transportation network, and thus relieve the congestion of the hub airports. The existing air transport system cannot fully, meet the public demand for safety, higher-speed mobility, and increased accessibility since the current hub-and-spoke model concentrates a large percentage of the air traffic at a few hub airports. To alleviate this problem, current operational concepts and procedures will change and be improved to make practical use of the roughly five thousand existing public-use-landing facilities. A previous paper by the authors developed a basic approach/departure system for non-controlled airports, using an intelligent agent system. This paper extends that work, and addresses aircraft landing scheduling issues for non-controlled airports. The basic problem of aircraft landing scheduling is described, followed by an aircraft landing scheduling model for the single runway case at non-controlled airports. Two different scheduling algorithms, consisting of linear programming and job shop scheduling, are proposed to complete the feasibility analysis. Required simulation methodologies and capabilities are presented with a full description of software and hardware facilities. Finally, numerical results are presented which support the development. Copyright 2004 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

name of conference

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit

published proceedings

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit

author list (cited authors)

  • Ding, Y., Rong, J., & Valasek, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Ding, Yuanyuan||Rong, Jie||Valasek, John

publication date

  • August 2004