PHL has a sizable $2 billion capital development plan (CDP), covering the next seven to 10 years, which reflects a shift in priorities from airfield capacity
to terminal, landside, and cargo development.
These solutions will increase airfield capacity
to 950 to 1,000 aircraft movements per day, a 35-percent increase from the current 730 aircraft movements daily.
Addressing NAIA's main problem of limited airfield capacity
- Limited airfield capacity
limits the airport's capability to accommodate more flights.
The GMR MEGAWIDE consortium believes that its solution will increase airfield capacity
to 950 to 1,000 aircraft movements per day, a 30-35 percent increase from the current estimate of 730 aircraft movements daily.
? Working closely with major stakeholders to use infrastructure more efficiently by coordinating schedules, using slots more productively, and sequencing aircraft, both in the air and on the ground, to maximise airspace and airfield capacity
. This will, in turn, reduce queuing, the need to 'stack' aircraft in the air as they approach congested airports and allow airplanes more continuous descent.
The airport authority is compelled to utilize those facilities efficiently so as the theoretical airfield capacity
could be fully utilized while the costs imposed to the airlines as well as the airport authority itself could also be minimized.
And, he said, "We have plenty of airfield capacity
"Unfortunately this can be affected by a range of factors including aircraft availability, airfield capacity
and conflicting operational priorities.
It also underlines the importance of delivering the airport's planned new terminal, pier and airfield capacity
as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
'The group is now very well placed to commence the major expansions of its passenger terminal and airfield capacity
that will be required to meet the expected increase in demand for air travel
The purpose of this article is to describe the application of an available, relatively easy-to-use tool to assist logistics planners in performing analyses of airfield capacity
and capability in order to achieve validation of new or existing missions and predict the ability of the base to process varying levels of workload.