Optimization of ground vehicles movement on the aerodrome

Iyad Alomar, Jurijs Tolujevs

Transportation Research Procedia (ISSN: 2352-1465), Vol. 24, pp. 58-64 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.068
Keywords: A-SMGCS, Airport movement area, Ground handling, Optimization, Simulation

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This paper deals with the process of management of ground vehicle movement at aerodromes. It is a huge challenge to provide the growth of airport capacity which is required due to the increasing number of passengers and goods flow, without good management in aircraft operations, including the standing time of aircraft on the ground. In the first part of this Article, the current trends in the development of airport ground processes and control techniques are considered. Official IATA (International Air Transport Association) documents and scientific publications are the source of new ideas in this field. In the second part of this Article, the use of computer simulation is prescribed for the purpose of testing new methods of transport movement control. Also, the methodology of the simulation model, which has been designed to optimize work flows arising during movements of airport ground vehicles, is demonstrated. The developed model is a test bed for conducting experiments, which may help in finding more effective airport ground processes control techniques. A similar model can be created for any other airport, on the basis of which is scheduled to verify the possibility of technical implementation of new control technologies of ground vehicles. The practical implementation of these new technologies should be solved taking into account the requirements of ICAO and IATA, in particular ICAO Annex 14.