Simulation modelling of runway capacity for flight training airports

Cetek F. A., Cetek C.

AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.118, no.1200, pp.143-154, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 1200
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0001924000009039
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-154
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to develop a practical discrete-event simulation model to analyse the single runway capacity of airports serving training flights under various operational scenarios. The number of operations per hour, average airborne and ground delays, queue lengths and runway utilisation are selected as performance measures for the analysis. The simulation model has been developed in ARENA in order to obtain a practical yet accurate analysis. The model can contribute to the efficient use of runway capacity as well as effective planning of flight training at airports.