The flight efficiency analysis on the Multi-Arrival Route Point Merge System

Oren A., Sahin Ö.

AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.126, no.1299, pp.755-767, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 1299
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/aer.2021.105
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.755-767
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This study proposes a new operational concept of the Point Merge System, called Multi-Arrival Route Point Merge System (MAR-PMS), which is an air traffic control method used to sequence aircraft arrivals in a given terminal control area. The proposed concept enables the additional arrival routes that have an angular difference to each sequencing leg. Furthermore, a time-indexed 0-1 linear programming model is formulated. The obtained results are validated in a real time simulation. The comparison results of PMS and MAR-PMS show that the average reduction of 19% of total flight time, 23% of total flight distance, and 19% in total fuel burned and reduction in CO2 emissions in favor of a proposed concept.