airport classification

airport classification

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airport classification
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Airports have many classifications, depending on their functions, size, and ownership. The broadest classification is civil and military, international and domestic, and so on. The most commonly accepted classifications by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), UK, and Canada are shown in the illustration.
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In the literature some studies dealt with airport classification to select categories with comparable passenger terminal systems [6], to examine alternative slot allocation strategies [7] or operational efficiency [8], to study the evolution of the European aviation network [9], to identify strategic groups sharing common attributes/roles, or to identify airport rankings [10, 11].
The airport classification is obtained by identifying if and how much the fuzzy set A--unclassified airport--belongs to the fuzzy set B representing a reference category of airports.
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