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Analysis of Factors for Incorporating users Preferences in Air Traffic Management: A Users' Perspective

Sebastian Gutierrez-Nolasco, Kapil Sheth
2010 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference   unpublished
This paper presents an analysis of factors that impact user flight schedules during air traffic congestion. In pre-departure flight planning, users file one route per flight, which often leads to increased delays, inefficient airspace utilization, and exclusion of user flight preferences. In this paper, first the idea of filing alternate routes and providing priorities on each of those routes is introduced. Then, the impact of varying planning interval and systemimposed departure delay
more » ... ture delay increment is discussed. The metrics of total delay and equity are used for analyzing the impact of these factors on increased traffic and on different users. The results are shown for four cases, with and without the optional routes and priority assignments. Results demonstrate that adding priorities to optional routes further improves system performance compared to filing one route per flight and using first-come first-served scheme. It was also observed that a two-hour planning interval with a five-minute systemimposed departure delay increment results in highest delay reduction. The trend holds for a scenario with increased traffic.
doi:10.2514/6.2010-9063 fatcat:4tgef25xqzejfms2w7aecnpzje