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Airport Surface Delays and Causes: A Preliminary AnalysisThis report summarizes FAA Program Analysis and Operations Research Service (ASD-400)/Lockheed Martin activities and findings related to airport surface delays and causes, in support of NASA Langley Research Center's Terminal Area Productivity (TAP) Program. The activities described in this report were initiated in June 1995. A preliminary report was published on September 30, 1995. The final report incorporates data collection forms filled out by traffic managers, other FAA staff, and an airline for the New York City area, some updates, data previously requested from various sources to support this analysis, and further quantification and documentation than in the preliminary report. This final report is based on data available as of April 12, 1996. This report incorporates data obtained from review and analysis of data bases and literature, discussions/interviews with engineers, air-traffic staff, other FAA technical personnel, and airline staff, site visits, and a survey on surface delays and causes. It includes analysis of delay statistics; preliminary findings and conclusions on surface movement, surface delay sources and causes, runway occupancy time (ROT), and airport characteristics impacting surface operations and delays; and site-specific data on the New York City area airports, which are the focus airports for this report.
Document ID
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Chin, David K. (MCA Research Corp. Washington, DC United States)
Goldberg, Jay (Lockheed Martin Corp. Washington, DC United States)
Tang, Tammy (Lockheed Martin Corp. Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1997
Subject Category
Air Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:201721
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 538-04-14-02
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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